The Berlin International Human Rights Congress (BIHRC):
"Human Rights and Democracy in a Globalized World - Moving Towards an International Consensus"

(Berlin; October 1st - 4th, 2010)

  Friday, October 1st Saturday, October 2nd Sunday, October 3rd Monday, October 4th
09:30 Program Registration (09:00) Coffee & Refreshments Coffee & Refreshments Coffee & Refreshments
10:00 Keynote Address
Speaker:
Cem Özdemir


Keynote Address
Speaker:

H.E. Yasar Yakis


Keynote Address
Speaker:
H.E. Carlos dos Santos


Followed by a coffee break
"The Freedom of Religion or Belief: Problems of Conception and Implementation"
(Speech)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Heiner Bielefeldt
"Case Study - Speaking Out: Stopping Homophobic and Transphobic Abuse in Queensland"
(Speech)

Speaker:
Dr. Alan Berman

"Measuring a Democracy: The Significance of International Commitments and Obligations"
(Speech)

Speaker:
Dr. Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf

Location:
German Parliament
10:45 Coffee Break Coffee Break Break
11:00 “The Activities of Europe and Germany Concerning Anti-Discrimination”
(Speech)

Speaker:
Dr. Christian Armbrüster
“The Role of Human Rights Organisations in Furthering International Justice: A Case Study of the D.R. Congo”
(Speech)

Speaker:
Stephanie Brancaforte
"Human Rights and Revised Democratic Orders"
(Speech)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Anja Mihr

Location:
German Parliament

Participants travel back to ICD House
11:45 "The History and Development of Human Rights: An Introduction"
(Speech)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Theodor Schilling
"Human Rights Standards in Europe and the Ban Against the Headscarf, Burqa or Niqab: Comparative Reflections" (Speech)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Sabine Berghahn
"The Portrayal of Human Rights in Works by African Writers and Filmmakers" (Speech)

Speaker:
Dr. Anne V. Adams


*Participant presentation follows
12:30 Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
14:00 (14:30) "Human Rights in a Globalised World: The State of Affairs"
(Panel Discussion)

Speakers:
Markus Löning Marianne Heuwagen,
Prof. Dr. Heiner Bielefeldt,
Benjamin Titze
(Moderator)
"The Relationship between Democracy and Human Rights"
(Speech)

Speaker:
Dr. Peter Kirchschlaeger
Open Day for the German Federal Representations to Berlin
(Cultural Activity, Social Activity)

Location:
Ministergärten Berlin
(13:30) "Human Rights and Democracy in a Globalised World: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead"
(Panel Discussion)

Speakers:
Prof. Dr. Anja Mihr,
Dr. Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf,
Benjamin Titze
(Moderator)
14:45   "A New Theory to Solve Political Problems: Democracy Engineering"
(Speech)

Speaker:
Troy Davis
  Case Study: Minority Rights Protection vs. Discrimination of State Language Users in Latvia

Speaker:
Dr. Vineta Porina

*Participant presentation follows
15:30   Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
16:00 Travel to "The Kurier"
(Friedrichshain)
"Beyond Democratic Consolidation: The Transition to Good Governance"
(Speech)

Speaker:
Dr. Alina Mungiu-Pippidi

*Participant presentation follows
"Turkey's Approach to Human Rights and Democracy and German-Turkish Relations"
(Speech)

Speaker:
H.E. Yasar Yakis
“Mobilising Civil Society”
(Speech)

Speaker:
Benjamin Titze
17:00 "German Reunification: A Victory for Human Rights and Democracy"
(Speech)

Speaker:
Amb. Richard Barkley

Location:

"The Kurier" ship
"Democracy and Human Rights: Universal Concepts?"
(Panel Discussion)

Speakers:
Troy Davis,
H.E. Yasar Yakis,
Dr. Peter Kirchschlaeger,
Prof. Dr. Uli Brückner
"How to Promote Democracy and Human Rights: Germany and the European Union as Normative Actors"
(Speech)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Uli Brückner
Closing Remarks

Speaker:
Mark Donfried
18:00 "Victims of Climate Change: Who will Protect Vulnerable People and Wildlife?"
(Speech)

Speaker:
Jeremy Symons

Location:

"The Kurier" ship
Break Break  
18:30 Film Screening - Mooladé
(Cultural Activity)

Introduction by Dr. Anne V. Adams
(19:00) "The Peaceful Revolution and German Reunification"
(Keynote Speech)

Speaker:
Markus Meckel
20:00 Welcome Group Dinner
(Social Activity)

Location:
En Passant (Savigny Platz)
(21:15) Group Dinner
(Social Activity)

Location:
Ach Niko Ach!
Reunification Gala Event
(Social Activity)

Live music, buffet and reception