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2021 Conference of the Association of Human Rights Institutes

The Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI) annual conference was held this year by Maastricht University under the topic of “Human Rights Strategy”. The Conference hosted two-day discussions from 27 to 28 August on strategies deployed to create awareness of and expose current human rights violations, including ‘naming & shaming’ through social media, strategic litigation, and language as a tool. The Conference opened up the possibility to study and discuss all kinds of strategies used by a plethora of actors who wish to further the cause of human rights. 

On the occasion of the Conference, the AHRI, as a global network of academic human rights institutes of which the Human Rights Centre of the University of Padova is a member, made a declaration on the unprecedented decline of the rule of law and human rights protection currently taking place in Poland, expressing our concern on the backlashing in Poland and requiring the EU Commission to make prompt reactions. 

For the full text of the Declaration, please see the attached file.

The Association of Human Rights Institutes – consists of 78 member institutions – and growing – that carry out research and education in the field of human rights across every continent. The objective of AHRI is to promote research, education and discussion in the field of human rights.

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