What is the current state of human rights of refugees and marginalised people in Europe?
The European Convention on Human Rights turns 70. Seventy years since the European Court of Human Rights was established by the Convention to protect those whose rights have been violated in any of the 47 member states.
On this occasion, Church and Peace invites you to join an online conversation on the current state of human rights in Europe on October 30th, 19:00-20:30 h CET/ 18:00-19:30 h BST.
We will hear from those working for human rights both on the Greek island of Lesvos and in Brussels, and about the role of the Council of Europe with regards to human rights particularly with a focus on refugees, as well as discussing how we can support this work.
Our speakers will be:
- Rosá Björk Brynjólfsdóttir, First Vice-Chairperson in the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
- Jakob Fehr, Peace Worker at German Mennonite Peace Committee
- Andrew Lane, Director of Quaker Council for European Affairs
Information and Registration:
Join the discussion on 30th October 2020, 19:00 – 20:30 h CET/ 18:00 – 19:30 h GMT (UK time)!
The event will be in English with German interpretation. Please register to participate in the event!
Read the report of the event by clicking here.