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> ECLN notice - meetings/conferences - added 10 July 2010
> Annual conference. 30 year anniversary Grundrechtekomitee. 'The fight for human rights in the age of uncontrolled capitalist globalisation - its ambivalences, limits and perspectives'
> The German civil liberties organisation Grundrechtekomitee is organising its annual conference - which coincides with its 30 anniversary - in the name of human rights. The human rights discourse is used to justify a variety of different political positions and demands, for example,, by states to justify supranational politics, but also by critics thereof. The critical question is whether these rights are dependent on states or whether they are inalienable and independent thereof, and can be used to question state politics and societal power relations. This conference will hear a variety of speakers and discussions in working groups, focusing on themes such as social movements, asylum and flight, health, food and social justice.
> Bildungs- und Begegnungszentrum Clara Sahlberg (ver.di), Koblanckstr. 10, 14109, Berlin-Wannsee, Germany 24-26 September 2010
> more information
> Komitee für Grundrechte und Demokratie
 
> ECLN notice - meetings/conferences - added 05 May 2010
> ‘Ten years on’: A Multi-perspective Evaluation of the Human Rights Act – Salford Human Rights Conference 2010
> This conference offers a multi-perspective evaluation of the impact of the Human Rights Act over the last 10 years. It includes both a domestic and international analysis of the effectiveness of the Human Rights Act. Key features: * A multidisciplinary overview of the Act, including legal, philosophical, political, sociological and psychological themes. * Speakers from across the spectrum, including policy-makers, professionals, academics, lay presenters and activists. * Personal testimonies. * A timely event, taking place just after the general election, which presents an ideal opportunity to consider future developments in policy and practice. * An evaluation of a future Bill of Rights.
> University of Salford – Salford, Greater Manchester, UK. M5 4WT  Friday & Saturday 4-5 June 2010
> Programme and Registration
> Salford Law School
 
> ECLN notice - meetings/conferences - added 20 December 2009
> Abolition, Reform and the Politics of Global Incarceration - Call for papers
> The 13th International Conference on Penal Abolition will be held in Belfast at a defining moment regarding the devolution of Policing and Justice to the recently constituted Northern Ireland Assembly. A decade on from the release of political prisoners under the Good Friday (Belfast) Agreement, Northern Ireland’s prisons are under continuing criticism. We invite international papers, art, film, policy proposals, reports and posters on any aspect of the generic theme from researchers, activists, prisoners and former prisoners on penal abolition at a time dominated by reformist discourses about ‘healthy prisons’ alongside global expansion of incarceration in prisons, special hospitals and other places of detention. Individuals and groups can offer sessions/ panels in diverse formats. Current and former prisoners unable to attend, please contact us to enable presentations by proxy. The Conference will be held at the University and in the community. We will provide a range of options for people to book directly with local hotels and hostels and endeavour to accommodate former prisoners. Submission of Abstracts Deaglan Coyle d.p.coyle@qub.ac.uk 0044 28 9097 3472
> Belfast, Ireland 23-25 June 2010
> History of ICOPA on Justice Action
> Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice School of Law, Queen's University Belfast
 
> ECLN notice - meetings/conferences - added 03 December 2009
> Civil Liberties: are we placing ourselves at the mercy of the state?
> This Democracy Forum will look at whether what can be viewed as our traditional British ‘apathy’ is allowing the state to pass legislation that scrutinises and controls us. Or, is such a dystopian view a wildly exaggerated response to what is merely the use of modern tools to tackle 21st century crime and terrorism? The panel of speakers will give their views, followed by audience and panel discussion. Attendance to this event is free. If you would like to bring a guest please register them individually. If you know of anyone who would find this event of interest please feel free to pass on the invitation. If you cannot attend but have someone suitable who can attend in your place please feel free to pass this invite to them. Please RSVP to Kate Egglestone on hans_admin@hansard.lse.ac.uk or 020 7438 1210
> Portcullis House, Westminster, London UK,  Tuesday, 8 December, 6.30pm–8.00pm
> Register for event
 
> ECLN notice - meetings/conferences - added 16 October 2009
> Out of Control! Activist meeting against the “European security architecture”
> This activist conference aims to bring together struggles from different countries and spectrums against the developing European "security architecture". Workshops will discuss "new technologies that are used for proactive surveillance and control", "strategies and theories on which the security society is built", actors ("political parties, merging security and defence companies, think tanks, armies, NATO, EU, G8, Europol, Eurojust or Frontex") and critically assess activist strategies of resistance.
> Southern Germany 19-22 November 2009
> More information about the programme and registration
 
> ECLN notice - meetings/conferences - added 31 August 2009
> Seminar: "Invisible Wounds – Dignity and Vulnerability"
> This seminar will be a forum for exchange of ideas, experiences and proposals concerning migrants condition and more specifically: 1. Human rights and respect for the dignity of migrants: invisible wounds as consequences of the denial of rights; 2. Health and Mental Health: invisible wounds as a consequence of traumatic experiences, present difficulties and humiliations and absence of hope for the future; 3. Participation and employment: migrants as a resource for building society and insuring sustainable development. Invisible wounds as consequences of exploitation & trafficking. 4. Integration home & community: no social cohesion and new multi-ethnic community without respect for diversity; invisible wounds as consequence of pressure for assimilation.
> Athens, Greece 18-20 November 2009
> SMES HomepageInformation Athens Seminar
> SMES-MHSE Mental Health & Social Exclusion - Europa
 
> ECLN notice - meetings/conferences - added 27 July 2009
> UNITED anti-racism conference: UNITED We Build the Future! Empowering Civil Society to Face New Challenges
> UNITED is inviting people to join the following discussion: "Nowadays the rhetoric and arguments of the far right are taking over mainstream political discussions and it seems that the anti-discrimination movement is firmly stuck in observer mode, responding to that what is put on the table by the far right and right-wing populists - but where are the progressive actions of civil society? It is time for the anti-discrimination movement in Europe and worldwide - to rethink what are its aims & tasks and what are the tools & possibilities in this very challenging struggle."
> Kiev, Ukraine 23-28 October 2009
> Conference information
> UNITED for Intercultural Action
 
> ECLN notice - meetings/conferences - added 13 July 2009
> 10.07.2009 - "Niente Paura!", XV Meeting internazionale antirazzista
> Annual international anti-racist gathering involving debates, discussion, music, culture and educational courses. Entitled "No fear", it takes on particular significance this year due to the increase in episodes of racist violence, campaigns to criminalise poverty and security warnings issued by the media and governments to legitimate cynical political actions and policies.
> Cecina and Livorno (Tuscany) 10-18 July 2009
> "Niente paura!"ARCI website
> ARCI
 
> ECLN notice - meetings/conferences - added 22 May 2009
> Surveillance states. Government spying, civil liberties and the ‘special relationship’
> The American Civil Liberties Union, PEN American Center and Statewatch invite you to join experts from the US and UK at Garden Court Chambers for a discussion of mass surveillance, its implications, and challenges to government policy and practice. Background: The UK and the USA have adopted mass surveillance in response to the threat of terrorism. Both governments have asserted sweeping powers to collect and analyse telephone calls and e-mails, web browsing records, financial records, travel records, credit reports and even library records, and both are establishing a new generation of ‘e-borders’ and biometric ID systems. While many of these new surveillance programmes have been adopted in the name of countering terrorism, they are by no means limited to suspected terrorists. The peaceful political and religious activities of residents in both countries are now subject to intense surveillance and police interference, which have fundamental implications for the freedoms and democracy that they claim to protect. The panel includes JAMEEL JAFFER, director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)’s National Security Project, PATRICK RADDEN KEEFE, fellow at the Century Foundation, a progressive policy think tank, BEN HAYES, associate director of Statewatch and LARRY SIEMS, director of PEN American Center’s Freedom to Write programme.
> GARDEN COURT CHAMBERS, 57- 60 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LS,  SUNDAY 31 MAY 2009, 5:00-6:30 P.M.
> Flyer (PDF)StatewatchACLUPEN American Center
> American Civil Liberties Union, PEN American Center and Statewatch
 
> ECLN notice - meetings/conferences - added 18 May 2009
> Book launch: Irregular migrants: the urgent need for a new approach
> This MRN publication draws together research findings to present concise, evidenced information about pathways to irregularity, the impacts of UK enforcement policy and the available evidence on regularisation programmes. The launch is an opportunity to debate the economic and social implications of a new policy approach – in particular within the context of the recession when it is likely that larger numbers of people in the UK will fall into irregular status. As well as contributions from the platform speakers there will be opportunities for members of the audience to contribute their views and experiences of the way in which the measure is working. To register, e-mail info@migrantsrights.org.uk
> The Parliamentary Offices, Grimond Room in Portcullis House, Bridge Street , London SW1A 2LW  2 June, 11am to 1pm
> More information (PDF)MRN website
> Migrants' Rights Network
 
> ECLN notice - meetings/conferences - added 24 April 2009
> Militarism: Political Economy, Security, Theory
> This international conference is aimed at scholars, researchers or students of Political Economy, Security and Strategic Studies, Development Studies, Sociology, Political Science and International Relations, with a special interest in militarism and militarisation, practitioners or activists and citizens concerned over questions of war and peace. Panels include: Theorising Militarism In The 21st Century, State, Security And The Military-Industrial Complex, Militarism In Arab-Israeli Relations, Approaches To Militarism, Peace And Development, Contemporary Forms Of Militarism In The Middle East, Capitalism And The Political Economy Of Militarism, The Militarisation Of The European Union? Gendered Militarisms, Militarisation And The “War On Terror”, Security, Citizenship and Resistance, Connecting Academics, Practitioners and Activists.
> University Of Sussex, United Kingdom 14-15 May 2009
> More information and registration
> Centre for Global Economy, University of Sussex
 
> ECLN notice - meetings/conferences - added 24 April 2009
> The Baluch - Invisible Victims of the ‘War on Terror’
> Baluchistan human rights activists, Hyrbyair Marri and Faiz Baluch, were acquitted of terrorism charges by a London court on 11 February 2009. The 15-month case served to highlight the close cooperation between the UK and Pakistan governments in the so-called “war on terror”. Defending Baluch, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC said he was a “casualty of geopolitics” and the US led war on terror. The Baluchi people, long enduring fierce repression, have been campaigning for democracy, human rights and self-determination. During the trial of the two activists, even the prosecution accepted the Baluchi people were an oppressed minority, and that they have been victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Pakistani military, police and intelligence services. There has been indiscriminate bombing of civilian areas, extra-judicial killings, disappearances, torture, detention without trial and collective punishments such as the destruction of villages, crops and livestock. These countless violations of international law largely go unnoticed by political leaders in the democracies of the West because they are keen to maintain their close strategic alliance with Pakistan. It is time that these policies were changed and that the Baluch were granted the legitimate rights enjoyed by the peoples of the world. Speakers include: Gareth Peirce, human rights lawyer, Hyrbyair Marri, Faiz Baluch, Peter Tatchell, human rights campaigner.
> Committee Room 4a, House of Lords, London 5 May 2009, 7pm,
> Campaign Against Criminalising Communities
> CAMPACC, public meeting, House of Lords
 
> ECLN notice - meetings/conferences - added 20 April 2009
> Perspektiven-Symposium
> Alliance meeting of German civil liberties and activist groups to discuss possibilities for cooperation, current developments in the areas of security and surveillance and preliminary preparations for the demonstration "Freedom not Fear", to be held on 12 September 2009. The Platform Freedom not Fear was set up to coordinate activities and publicity to end mass surveillance, uncontrolled data retention and the extension of the security sector.
> Friedenszentrum Martin Niemöller Haus, Pacelliallee 61, 14195 Berlin, Germany  27 June 2009, 9am - 6pm
> More information (in German)Aktionsbündnis Freiheit statt Angst
> Aktionsbündnis Freiheit statt Angst
 
> ECLN notice - meetings/conferences - added 20 April 2009
> Public lecture: “Scrutinising legislation for human rights compatibility”
> Organised with the Statute Law Society. Venue: IALS. Free – all welcome. If you wish to attend please RSVP to IALS.Events@sas.ac.uk
> Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR, United Kingdom 8 June 2009, 6pm
> More information and registrationInstitute of Advanced Legal Studies
> Murray Hunt, Legal Adviser to the Joint Committee on Human Rights
 
> ECLN notice - meetings/conferences - added 20 April 2009
> Public lecture: “Prosecuting Terrorism”
> IALS Public Lecture. Free – all welcome. Venue: IALS. If you wish to attend please RSVP to IALS.Events@sas.ac.uk
> Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR, United Kingdom 19 May 2009, 6pm
> More information and registrationInstitute of Advanced Legal Studies
> Professor Cliver Walker, School of Law, University of Leeds
 
> ECLN notice - meetings/conferences - added 20 April 2009
> Public lecture: "How a lobbying group can affect legislation"
> Organised with the Statute Law Society. Venue: IALS. Free – all welcome. If you wish to attend please RSVP to IALS.Events@sas.ac.uk
> Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR, United Kingdom 11 May 2009, 6pm
> More information and registrationInstitute of Advanced Legal Studies
> Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty
 
> ECLN notice - meetings/conferences - added 06 March 2009
> Commemorate the life of Rosemary Nelson
> Jeremy Hardy will be joined by Imran Khan, Gareth Peirce and Padraigin Drinan, solicitors who knew and worked with Rosemary on human rights issues. The panel will pay tribute to Rosemary’s campaign work, discuss her legacy ten years on, and consider the value of the inquiry into her death
> Garden Court Chambers 16 March, 6.30–8.30pm
> Haldane Society websiteGarden Court Chambers
> Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers
 
> ECLN notice - meetings/conferences - added 06 March 2009
> Challenging arms suppliers in the Courts
> The speakers are Jamie Beagent, solicitor, Leigh Day & Co, who acted for Cornerhouse and Campaign Against the Arms Trade in the judicial review against the Serious Fraud Office's decision to drop the investigation into BAE, and Sarah Sexton from Cornerhouse.
> College of Law, 14 Store Street, London WC2 12 March, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
> Haldane Society website
> Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers
 
> ECLN notice - meetings/conferences - added 06 March 2009
> Using the Human Rights Act in civil courts
> Louise Christian and Liz Davies will speak on Human Rights in the civil Courts and on the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 in everyday practice in civil cases, ranging from housing law, personal injury, claims against the police.
> College of Law, 14 Store Street, London WC2 19 February, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
> Haldane Society website
> Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers
 
> ECLN notice - meetings/conferences - added 06 March 2009
> Understanding Irregular Migration in Northern Europe
> This event is part of the EU funded CLANDESTINO project - “Undocumented Migration: Counting the Uncountable, Data and Trends Across Europe” and aims to bring together NGOs, local authorities, policy makers, researchers, journalists and other professionals to compare approaches on similar issues and exchange opinions on possible policy alternatives concerning some Northern European countries that share common features as regards irregular migration.
> London 27 March 2009
> PICUMProgramme (Word)
> Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM), ESRC Centre on Migration Policy and Society (COMPAS), Migrants Rights Network (MRN)
 
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