Political Freedom Rights and Human Rights

Human Rights under pressure? Looking at the popular and political events in Spain and Turkey it makes you wonder how the rights to freedom of speech and freedom of assembley and other Human Rights are to be understood. This evening’s debate will shed a light on that.

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29. januar 2020
København K




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About the event

We have learned to take the freedom of expression given to us by the Constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights for granted. We have the right to express our opinions on, for example, political issues without being pursued for that reason. We expect it to apply across Europe - or at least the countries that have joined the Convention.

But the actions and clashes of recent years in, for example, Turkey and in Spain have caused the picture to flicker. When prosecuted because you disagree with the current government - at the trial process does not follow normal procedures of the country, isn’t it an objective violation of the personal and political rights of freedom? What consequences should it have - for the government?

Therefore, we would like to discuss and understand what political freedom rights are, how far they go and whether there is an international responsibility that can be applied to the countries that violate the conventional provisions.

In Denmark, too, we have practiced bending conventional rights - or finding the boundaries for them. Therefore, it is good to know what is political leeway and what it is "set in stone" if one day you should disagree with the current government's policy.

For tonight's debate, we have invited an international observer to the judicial process in Spain, a researcher on human rights and conflict as well as a representative of one of the main civil organizations fighting for the right of self-determination for the Catalan people.

The evening is conducted in English.

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  • 5.00 PM

    Welcome – and introduction to the theme by Carlos Villaro Lassen
  • 5.10 PM

    Limits and Boundaries to Human Rights

    Jørgen Albæk Jensen
  • 5.40 PM

    The Spanish Trial in the light of Human Rights

    Mathieu Crettenand
  • 6.10 PM

    Present at future of the Catalan struggle for self-determination

    Jaume Bardolet
  • 6.40 PM

  • 7.30 PM

    Closing remarks and a bite to eat
  • Jørgen Albæk Jensen

    Jørgen Albæk Jensen
    Dr. Jur.,Aarhus Universitet

    Professor Jørgen Albæk Jensen holds a doctorat in law with a special focus on constitutional law, administrative law and human rights. He has been a scholar at Berkely law school. Jørgen Albæk Jensen has also served as a judge to the high court.

    Jaume Bardolet

    Jaume Bardolet
    Vice President ANC, Catalan National Assembly

    Jaume Bardolet is vice president of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC). He holds a law degree from University of Barcelona, has worked as a lawyer and has served as a public servant to the European Union for 27 years.

    Mathieu Crettenand

    Mathieu Crettenand
    Observer, International Trial Watch

    Mathieu Crettenand holds a doctorate in communication and media sciences. His expertice is within media communication and the role of the media in conflict zones, his research focuses in particular on identity issues and conflicts for self-determination in Spain. He described the transformation of the Basque conflict in the book "Le rôle de la presse dans la construction de la paix. La cas du conflit basque". He is currently Delegate for Integration at the University of Geneva and lecturer in Communication at the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO). In 2019, he participated in the international observer delegation organized by International Trial Watch during the trial against the Catalan leaders.

    Pris og praktisk info

    • Pris
    • Ikke-medlemmer
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    • Djøf, Mødecenter Plenum, Gothersgade 133, 1123 København, Denmark
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      27. januar 2020 kl. 23:59
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    • Christine Aalborg Carstensen

      Christine Aalborg Carstensen

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