Save the date: Global State of Human Rights - Second High Level Conference

On 15 and 16 July 2022, the European Parliament and the Global Campus of Human Rights organise the second Global State of Human Rights conference in Venice-Lido (Italy), to discuss the state of human rights in the world, with a particular focus this year on children’s rights.

The hybrid event will take place at the Monastery of San Nicolò and will gather MEPs, EU Commissioners, Right Livelihood Laureates, Nobel Peace Prize Recipients, high-level representatives of international organisations, academia and children.

Participants include the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, the President of Global Campus of Human Rights, Veronica Gomez, the Executive Director of Right Livelihood Ole von Uexküll, regional and local authorities, EU Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen, the Chair of the EP Subcommittee on Human Rights Maria Arena MEP, the Chair of the EP Committee on Foreign Affairs David McAllister and several Members of the European Parliament, and Denis Mukwege, Nobel Peace Prize Recipient 2018 and Sakharov Prize Laureate 2014.

In three panels, speakers and participants will explore:

  • Children behind bars;
  • Children affected by armed conflict and violence;
  • Youth as drivers of change.

The event will run on Friday 15 July from 10.00 AM until 16.00 PM (CEST) and on Saturday 16 July from 9.15 AM until 13.00 PM and will be live streamed.

Please register by clicking HERE or by copying the following link in your internet browser:

SIDE EVENT: Concert of the Human Rights Orchestra at La Fenice, combined with a book launch of the ‘Routledge Companion on Music and Human Rights’ (edited by Julian Fifer, Angela Impey, Peter Kirchschläger, Manfred Nowak and George Ulrich).

From 20.00 PM to 21.30 PM (CEST) at Teatro La Fenice, Campo S. Fantin, 1965, 30124 Venezia VE

On Friday 15 July 2022 at 20.00, the Human Rights Orchestra and guest soloists will play at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice conducted by Alessio Allegrini, principal horn of the Orchestra Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.

The concert will be organised by the Global Campus of Human Rights together with the association Musicians for Human Rights, thanks to the support of Right Livelihood, the Swedish foundation that every year awards the “Alternative Nobel Peace Prize” to people and groups committed to environmental protection, peace and human rights, sustainable development and education.

Together with Alessio Allegrini, the soloists will be: Mai Khôi, Vietnamese artist, voice and guitar, and Ziad Trabelsi, Tunisian composer, voice and lute. The concert will open with "The Hebrides" by F. Mendelssohn and will include a tribute to the victims of COVID-19 and all wars around the world, to the notes of E. Elgar.

The concert is organised as a collateral event of the Global Campus’ and the European Parliament’s Annual Conference on the Global State of Human Rights, with a focus on children's rights, under the patronage of the City of Venice and the Veneto Region.

More information about the concert:

Tickets for the Human Rights Orchestra & Guest Soloists



Fabrizio Spada - European Parliament Office in ROME

+39 334 6233047

Elisabetta Noli - Global Campus of Human Rights, VENICE

+39 041 2720935 /


Valentina Parasecolo - Press officer - European Parliament Office in MILAN

+39 02 434417514

+39 393 2417646

Isotta Esposito - Press officer - Global Campus of Human Rights – VENICE

+39 041 2720911

+39 347 2296001

Viktor Almqvist - Press officer - European Parliament Committee on Human Rights - BRUSSELS

+32 2 2831834

+32 470 882942

Streaming links:

Friday, 15 July 9:00 - 12:45 CEST

Friday, 15 July 13:50 - 16:00 CEST

Saturday,16 July 9:15 - 13:00 CEST

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