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On 16 and 17 May the Human Rights Centre “Antonio Papisca” commemorated Antonio Papisca one year after his passing with two initiatives.
On Wednesday 16 May 2018, at 11.30 am, at the Human Rights Centre of the University of Padova, a ceremony took place to unveil a new plaque of the Centre called “Antonio Papisca” in honor of the professor. The ceremony was attended by: the Magnificent Rector, professor Rosario Rizzuto, the Director of the Centre, professor Marco Mascia, the Director of the Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies, professor Elena Pariotti, the President of the School of Economics and Political Science, professor Arrigo Opocher, the members of the Steering Council of the Centre, professors, students and the technical and administrative staff of the University of Padova. Professor Papisca’ s wife and sons Luca, Marco and Chiara were also present.
The change of the name of the Human Rights Centre into University Human Rights Centre “Antonio Papisca” was proposed by the Steering Council of the Centre and it has been approved by Rectoral Decree with the prior approval by the Commission Departments and Centres, the Consultative body of the Department Directors, the Academic Senate and the Board of Administration of the University of Padova.
In order to commemorate professor Antonio Papisca, on Thursday 17 May 2018, at 4 pm, at Liviano Palace, a seminar on human rights defenders was held: “Difensori dei Diritti Umani. Il progetto “Città Rifugio” e il ruolo degli Enti locali e delle organizzazioni di società civile” organised by the University Human Rights Centre and the UNESCO Chair “Human Rights, Democracy and Peace”of the University of Padova together with the network “In Difesa Di - per i diritti umani e chi li difende".