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Human Rights on the Run I

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Panel
german language

The large-scale movements of refugees raise the question of whether and to what extent fundamental human rights also apply to refugees and how they can be ensured. At the same time, there is an increasing tendency to restrict the right to asylum. Are human rights, an enormous achievement of the Enlightenment, currently at risk?

President, Federal Administrative Court, Vienna
Justice, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg
Professor for Fundamental and Human Rights Law, Deputy Director, Research Centre Human Rights, University of Vienna; Scientific Co-Director, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, Vienna
Judge of the Appeals Chamber, Special Court for Sierra Leone, Freetown; Vice President, UN Committee on the Right of the Child, Geneva
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs, Justice and Economic Affairs, Principality of Liechtenstein, Vaduz
Journalist and Presenter, Ö1 Journals and ORF Weltjournal, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna
Humanitarian Advisor to Refugees, Red Cross Austria, Vienna; London School of Economics, London

Mag. Harald PERL

President, Federal Administrative Court, Vienna

Offizier auf Zeit/Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung Berufungsreferent im Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung Hauptreferatsleiter im Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung Wechsel ins Kabinett des Bundeskanzlers als Mitarbeiter und Berater von Bundeskanzler Dr. Franz VRANITZKY Büroleiter des Bundeskanzlers Bestellung zum Vorsitzenden des Unabhängigen Bundesasylsenats Bestellung zum Präsidenten des Asylgerichtshofs
1977
1983
1986
1988
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1997
2008

Dr. Maria BERGER

Justice, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg

Dr. jur., Rechtswissenschaften & Volkswirtschaftslehre, Universität Innsbruck Universitätsassistentin, Institut für Öffentliches Recht und Politikwissenschaften, Universität Innsbruck Stellvertretende Abteilungsleiterin, Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung, Wien Sachbearbeiterin für EU-Fragen, Bundeskanzleramt, Wien Leiterin, Abteilung für Integrationspolitische Koordination, Bundeskanzleramt, Wien Direktorin, EFTA-Überwachungsbehörde, Genf und Brüssel Vizepräsidentin, Donau-Universität Krems Abgeordnete, Europäischen Parlaments & Mitglied des Rechtsausschusses Mitglied, Gemeinderat der Stadtgemeinde Perg Stellvertretendes Mitglied, Europäischen Konvents zur Zukunft Europas Bundesministerin für Justiz, Wien Abgeordnete, Europäischen Parlaments & Mitglied des Rechtsausschusses
1975-1979
1979-1984
1984-1988
1988-1989
  (Vorbereitung des Beitritts Österreichs zur Europäischen Union)
1989-1992
1993-1994
1995-1996
1996-2007
1997-2009
2002-2003
2007-2008
2008-2009

Dr. Hannes TRETTER

Professor for Fundamental and Human Rights Law, Deputy Director, Research Centre Human Rights, University of Vienna; Scientific Co-Director, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, Vienna

Administrative Director and Scientific Co-Director, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM), Vienna Head, Deputy Head, Respectively Member of an Independent Commission of the Austrian Human Rights Advisory Board within the Federal Ministry of Interior, Vienna Habilitation, Fundamental and Human Rights Law, University of Vienna Associate Professor for Human and Fundamental Rights Law, Faculty of Law, Vienna Director, Austrian RAXEN Focal Point of the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia in Vienna -EUMC, Vienna Director, Straniak Academy for Democracy and Human Rights, Vienna
since 1992
2000-2006
2004
since 2004
2007-2012
since 2013

Mag. Renate WINTER

Judge of the Appeals Chamber, Special Court for Sierra Leone, Freetown; Vice President, UN Committee on the Right of the Child, Geneva

University of Vienna - studies in law and interpretation in French Master degrees in Law and Interpretation Postgraduate education as judge Assistant to the Chief Executive of Rhône-Poulenc Company Department in Vienna Supervisor for senior residence homes of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce University of Vienna. Language teacher. German for foreigners, Appointed Judge at the Vienna Youth Court Judge for family and penal affairs (including juveniles and adults), Investigating judge, Sitting judge on penal affairs, President of Chamber of Penal Affairs, President of Juries on Penal Affairs Consultant at UNOV (United Nations, Vienna), UN Center for International Crime Prevention (CICP); provided advice to government officials on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in, for example, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Burundi; Estonia, Federation of Republica Srpska, Guatemala, Iran, Lebanon, Lithuania, Nigeria, Rwanda and Senegal; founding member of the Institute for Children's Rights (IDE), which is dedicated to the worldwide training of judicial personnel and dissemination of information on child rights (Sion, Switzerland); drafted model international law on juvenile justice and its commentary; finalized the United Nations Manual on Juvenile Justice; undertook needs assessment missions in various countries; contributed to the implementation of projects on juvenile justice in the Republic of South Africa and Lebanon; developed juvenile justice projects in various countries; Rapporteur at the Council of Europe on Family Mediation; drafted a project to accord the dispositions of the Convention of the Rights of the Child with the Islamic Law in Iran Leave of absence from Vienna Youth Court; International Judge of Mitrovica Regional District Court with the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) and Justice at the Supreme Court in Kosovo; member of the Media Appeals Board, President of the Judicial and Prosecutorial Council. As Presiding Judge, Reporting Judge, Investigating Judge or Member of trial panels of first instance courts and for seven months as Supreme Court Judge, handled approximately 90 criminal cases (among them War Crime cases, Genocide cases and cases of Crime Against Humanity) and conducted trials and other criminal proceedings on murders, organized crime, rape, illegal border crossings, ethnic crimes, juvenile crimes and other matters referred by Presidents of first instance Courts and of the Supreme Court, as well as by other International and Local Judges and Prosecutors and by the police. As the Chairwoman of the Judicial and Prosecutorial Council, dealt with disciplinary matters concerning judges and prosecutors and other matters referred to the Council in accordance with its jurisdiction and authority. Organized and chaired numerous workshops with local and international judiciary representatives in order to work towards the reestablishment of the judiciary system in the region. Drafted legal opinions and assisted in the issuance of the appropriate required regulations and amendments to update existing legislation, in order to improve the existing legal framework and promote respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms without any discrimination. Provided legal advice to the UNMIK Department of Justice on legal issues regarding inter ethnic cases. Appointed by the UN Secretary General to the Appeals Chamber of the Special Court of Sierra Leone (Member of the Appeals Chamber)
1962-1968
1967
1977-1981
1967-1968
1968-1969
1969-1977
1981
1981-1996
1996-2000
2000-2002
since 2002

Dr. Thomas ZWIEFELHOFER

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs, Justice and Economic Affairs, Principality of Liechtenstein, Vaduz

Architekturstudium, ETH Zürich Architekt und Projektleiter, ZRH Architekten AG, Zollikon Rechtswissenschaften, Universität St. Gallen Jurist, ATU - Allgemeines Treuunternehmen, Vaduz Treuhandwesen, Fachhochschule Liechtenstein, Vaduz Dozent, Corporate Governance & Compliance, Fachhochschule / Hochschule / Universität Liechtenstein Promotion, Universität St. Gallen Gemeinderat der Gemeinde Vaduz Honorarkonsul, Republik Polen im Fürstentum Liechtenstein
1989-1996
1996-1998
1998-2000
2000-2013
2002
2003-2011
2007
2007-2011
2007-2013

Mag. Cornelia VOSPERNIK

Journalist and Presenter, Ö1 Journals and ORF Weltjournal, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

Erstes Praktikum beim ORF, Slowenische Abteilung, Landesstudio Kärnten; danach Aktueller Dienst Kärnten United World College of the Adriatic, Abschluss: International Baccalaureate Studium Dolmetsch für Slowenisch und Italienisch, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Abschluss Mag. phil Wechsel in die Zeit im Bild 1 Redaktion mit Schwerpunkten Innenpolitik und Außenpolitik Leiterin Korrespondentenbüro London, danach Außenpolitik ZiB und Moderatorin diverser Sendungen (ZiB1, Weltjournal) Leiterin des ORF-Büros in Peking Leiterin der Nachrichten ORFeins Leiterin des neu gegründeten Büros Nordosteuropa Moderatorin Ö1 Journale
1985
1986-1988
1989-1994
1996
1999-2001
2007-2010
2011-2012
seit 2012
seit 2013

Array Mirwais WAKIL

Humanitarian Advisor to Refugees, Red Cross Austria, Vienna; London School of Economics, London

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