Events

The European Human Rights Centre is engaged in many international congresses, conferences, symposia and courses organised or sponsored by the EHRC. These events are listed below. Besides this, you will find a broad – but not complete – overview of further non-EHRC events with relevance to human rights in Europe and beyond at ‘European Non-EHRC events’ and ‘Non-European Events’.

Human Rights Meetings

    • The USSR/U.S. Dialogue on Human Rights, 1986-1990
    • July 6, 2006 | Senior Fellow Project Report

In their capacities as USSR deputy foreign minister and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, respectively, Anatoly Adamishin and Richard Schifter were key participants in forging an unprecedented dialogue about human rights which became pivotal in transforming relations between the USSR and the USA and ending the Cold War.

As they reconstruct those historically unique developments, they also share an assessment of the lessons that their experiences might offer for today.

    • The Karabakh Conflict: Prospects for Peace
    • June 28, 2006 | Public Event

Twelve years after a cease-fire, positions on both sides of the conflict continue to harden, and questions arise about the way forward.

    • Is time running out for a peace agreement?
    • What are the prerequisites for moving negotiations forward to build a peaceful settlement? What can the United States do to accelerate progress on a settlement?
    • How can the concerns of hundreds of thousands of ethnic Armenians and Azeris displaced by the conflict be addressed?
    • What lessons can be drawn from other situations, such as Transdnistria, Abkhazia, or Kosovo?
    • Mitrovica’s Future: Uniting the City or Dividing Kosovo
    • June 26, 2006 | Public Event

With the talks on the future status of Kosovo well underway, questions arise about the divided city of Mitrovica. The Mitrovica challenge will be one of the toughest tests in preserving Kosovo’s multi-ethnicity and territoriality.

  • Will Kosovo remain in its current borders or will it be partitioned?
  • Is the international community willing to unite the city of Mitrovica? How can this best be achieved?
  • What lessons can be drawn from the models of Brcko, Eastern Slavonia, and Mostar?
  • Is Kosovo ready for another UN mission in Mitrovica?
    • Inside Out: An Integrative Critique of the Northern Ireland Peace Process
    • June 15, 2006 | Senior Fellow Project Report

    • Senior Fellow Stephen Farry will discuss the challenges of implementing the Good Friday Agreement and explain why it contributed to deeper communal divisions and to increased political polarization.

Dr. Farry was involved in the negotiations that led to the Good Friday Agreement, and worked with the British, Irish, and American governments in subsequent talks to realize the implementation of those accords. Currently, he is the General Secretary of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland, and has also served as a member of North Down Borough Council (in suburban Belfast) since 1993, including a term as deputy mayor.

Farry has also worked as a pro bono trainer and consultant on four projects in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina for Washington’s National Democratic Institute.

He received his Ph.D. on the United Nations, collective security and the national interest from Queen’s University of Belfast.

  • Serbia: Between Past and Future
    June 8, 2006 | Public Event
  • New Opportunities for Peace in the Basque Area
    June 6, 2006 | Public Event
  • A Framework for Evaluating Transitional Justice
    June 1, 2006 | Senior Fellow Project Report
  • New Opportunities for Peace in the Basque Region and Spain
    May 25, 2006 | Senior Fellow Project Report
  • President Sulejman Tihic, Member of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina
    May 12, 2006 | Town Hall Meeting
  • Kosovo Negotiations: Is Progress Possible?
    May 2, 2006 | Public Event
  • Meeting with Cardinal Puljic, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    May 2, 2006 | Public Event
  • Human Rights, Refugee Return, and Reconciliation: Current Challenges in Bosnia and Herzegovina
    April 25, 2006 | Public Event
  • Kosovo’s Future: Between Hope and Reality
    April 19, 2006 | Public Event
  • A Shared Future: Challenges for Northern Ireland, International Implications
    March 15, 2006 | Public Event
  • Kosovo Status: What’s Possible? What’s Not?
    January 12, 2006 | Public Event