26/4/2013: Human Rights Conference: Migration and Borders at the University of Luxembourg

tl_files/EIUC MEDIA/News Files/hrc-luxbg2013.jpgThe Human Rights Conference: Migration and Borders will take place on 26 April 2013 at the University of Luxembourg.

Prof. Jean-Paul Lehners, UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and E.MA National Director, will open the conference before giving the floor to the following panellists:

  • Joaquim Monteiro, former E.MA graduate, who will give a short introduction about migration and human rights
  • Cristina Fraile, Director of the Human Rights Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain, who will present an overview about the role of the state in cases of illegal migration
  • Ginés Zamora, former investigator for the United Nations International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala, who will introduce the topic about human trafficking and human rights.


Approximately 15 E.MA students of the current academic year will participate in this event and meet again (after the opening by Prof. Lehners).

It will be during the afternoon session that E.MA students will present the Swiss awarded documentary movie Forbidden Voices that tells us the story of three women who have no fear to raise their voices in dictatorial regimes and transgress borders to make their voices 'visible'.

Afterwards, the audience will then have the chance to discuss with the director of the movie, Barbara Miller. Sandie Richard, a NGO local activist, and Antoine Cassar, poet and human rights activist, will close the event and present his last publication "Passport" accompanied by a musical performance of Giovanni Cognoli, Andrew Sammut and Pieter van der Paver.   

Coffee and snacks will be served during the whole day. 

The audience will also include students from the Master in European Governance and European Contemporary History of the University of Luxembourg, and a high-school class from Switzerland.

The conferences will be held in English. No need to register, free entrance.  

Discover the full programme of the conference here Human Rights Conference: Migration and Borders

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