Institutions and Instruments Agenda - FRAME

Oct 30, 2014 - Vienna, Co-Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights. Monika Mayrhofer, Researcher, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human ...
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Fostering Human Rights among European Policies Workshop on Protection of Human Rights: Institutions and Instruments Date:

30 October 2014

Place: Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Bruno-Kreisky-Room, Favoritenstraße 15a, Vienna

Agenda 9:00-9:15

Welcome Coffee

9:15-9:30

Opening of the Workshop, Welcome Note Manfred Nowak, Professor for International Law and Human Rights, University of Vienna, Co-Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights Monika Mayrhofer, Researcher, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights

9:30-11:00

Session 1

Panel Discussion: Institutional Context after the Treaty of Lisbon   

EU institutional system and human rights: gaps, tensions, contradictions and challenges Human rights and cooperation of EU bodies: EP, EC, Council of the EU and European Council, ECJ Relationship between CoE and EU, ECtHR and CJEU

Experts:

Chair:

Steven Greer, Professor of Human Rights, Bristol Law School Antoine Madelin, Director for International Advocacy, Fédération internationale des ligues des droits de l'Homme Gabriel N. Toggenburg, Senior Legal Advisor, EU Agency for Fundamental Rights Katharina Häusler, Researcher, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights

11:00-11:30

Coffee Break

11:30-13:00

Session 2

Panel Discussion: EU human rights instruments and coherence   

EU human rights instruments: gaps, tensions, contradictions and challenges Ensuring human rights and rule of law standards in the EU Strengths and weaknesses of the EU human rights instruments in relation to the CoE (e.g. ESCR rights)

Experts:

Chair:

Vincent Depaigne, Policy Officer, Fundamental rights and rights of the child, European Commission, DG Justice Sophia Koukoulis-Spiliotopoulos, Attorney and Counsellor at law specialised in Community law and human rights, Member of the Greek National Commission for Human Rights Karin Lukas, Senior Researcher and Team Leader, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, Member of the European Committee of Social Rights, CoE

13:00-14:00

Lunch Break

14:00-15:30

Session 3

Panel Discussion: Human Rights in EU external action   

Institutional structure of human rights in EU external action: gaps, tensions and challenges Human rights tools and instruments in EU external action Human rights mainstreaming in EU external action

Experts:

Chair:

15:30-16:00

Paul James Cardwell, Reader and Deputy Head of School, University of Sheffield School of Law Barbara Lochbihler, MEP (Greens/EFA), Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights Christian Strohal, Ambassador, Austrian Permanent Representative to the OSCE Manfred Nowak, Professor for International Law and Human Rights, University of Vienna, Co-Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights Concluding Observations and Discussion Monika Mayrhofer, Researcher, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights

18:30 Dinner at Gußhaus (optional) Gußhausstraße 23, 1040 Vienna (450m from the Diplomatic Academy) http://seitenkreativ.com/gusshaus/index.php?id=134