Global Campus of Human Rights Magazine n 11 (December 2023)

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Nowak, Manfred
Gomez Lucini, Zahara
Westphal, Florian
Caravelli, Adriana
Rijal, Amrit
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Global Campus of Human Rights
The 11th Global Campus of Human Rights Magazine underlines again the broad variety of our activities by means of interviews with high level personalities in the field of human rights. Volker Türk, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, was one of the keynote speakers who joined us in Venice during our third High-Level Venice Conference on the Global State of Human Rights, held on 14 and 15 July with the optimistic outlook “Towards a New Era of Human Rights”. The Venice Statement “Towards a New Era for Human Rights” as outcome document has been widely distributed and is also reproduced in the present Magazine. One of the keynote speakers of our EMA Graduation and Inauguration Ceremony on 24 September in the Scuola Grande di San Rocco was the former Minister of Women’s Affairs and Chair of the Independent Human Rights Commission of Afghanistan, Right Livelihood Laureate Sima Samar. During this graduation ceremony, we awarded, in cooperation with the Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities, the first joint Annual Engaged Artivist Award on Atrocity Prevention and Human Rights to Zahara Gomez Lucini who told us: “Against incomprehensible and confusing realities, against darkness, against fear and injustice, art can be a powerful tool.” Our strong commitment to bring the arts and human rights into a closer relationship was also underlined once more by our September Summer School on Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy. One of the participants was Florian Westphal, the CEO of Save the Children Germany. He fully endorsed our deep commitment of empowering children and being guided by our Child Leadership Team. This approach was also underlined by the young child rights advocate Amrit Rijal who participated in our MOOC on “Children’s Mental Health: Rights and Perspectives”. Another major event during recent months covered in the present Magazine was the official opening of our new Master programme on Human Rights and Sustainability in Central Asia (MAHRS) on 29 September at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek. Other contributions to the present Magazine include further recent developments and events as well as an interview with the Italian Magistrate Adriana Caravelli, who reported about her role as Surveillance Magistrate to monitor places of detention in Italy and who has assisted Roberto Chenal already for several years in the preparation of our highly successful Training Course for Italian judges and lawyers on the recent jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (CEDU). _______________________________________________________________________ This issue includes interviews to: Sima Samar, Zahara Gomez Lucini, Florian Westphal, Adriana Caravelli, Amrit Rijal