Friday, 25 March 2011

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 8th International Human Rights Forum Lucerne (IHRF) 'Human Rights and Migration' (Lucerne, 24-25 May 2011)

8th International Human Rights Forum Lucerne (IHRF) “Human Rights and Migration”


What are the global status and the chances and challenges of migration from a human rights perspective? Which direction would a future global migration policy pursue? What is the understanding of the terms “migrant”, “refugee” or “illegal immigrants” and what are the consequences of these concepts? Does the European migration policy enhance the implementation of human rights? How can educational systems and schools benefit from migration? How can they meet the needs of persons with a migration background?

The 8th International Human Rights Forum Lucerne (IHRF) “Human Rights and Migration” of the Centre of Human Rights Education (ZMRB), University of Teacher Education Central Switzerland Lucerne (PHZ Lucerne) will take place on May 24/25 2011 in the Swiss Museum for Transport, Lucerne.

Confirmed speakers (among others):

*Hans Ambuehl *Secretary General of the Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK)

*His Royal Highness Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands* Chairman of the Board of The Hague Process on Refugees* *and Migration

*K. P. Fritzsche *Otto von Guericke-University Magdeburg

*Muhammad Ibrahim *University of Dhaka

*Aydan Iyigüngoer *Human Rights Education Coordinator, European Union Agency
for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

*Walter Kaelin *University of Berne

*Sabine Krueger **Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” (EVZ)*

*Ivan Levy *CEO of The Body Shop Switzerland

*Anja Mihr *University of Utrecht

*Tanya Norton *Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT)

*Annedore Prengel *University of Potsdam

*Jeffrey Sachs *Director of The Earth Institute, Columbia University,
Special Advisor to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

*Adriano Silvestri *European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

*Connie de la Vega *University of San Francisco

*Natasha Walter *Founder of “Women for Refugee Women”

*Lene Wendland *Office of the UN-High Commissioner for Human Rights

*Jean Zermatten *Children’s Rights Institute Sion; Vice-President of UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

*Simone Zurbuchen *University of Fribourg

During the 8th IHRF 2011, French star pianist Hélène Grimaud and the Human Rights Orchestra will give a benefit concert for on May 24th 2011 in the Culture and Convention Center Lucerne (KKL). The aims of the IHRF Concert Classic are to enhance public awareness of human rights and support concrete human rights projects. The proceeds of the symphonic benefit concert will be donated to *Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). *

CHF 190.- (incl. Coffee Break) (Students: CHF 50.-); CHF 310.- (incl. Coffee Break and Official Dinner) (Students: CHF 170.-)