FAU Human Rights Talks

The next round of FAU’s Human Rights Talks are now open to applications. The Talks gather students from various faculties and backgrounds to discuss important issues of fundamental and human rights protection from different perspectives. The Talks also provide students an opportunity to engage in critical and vital dialogue with human rights practitioners and experts. The next term’s topic will be a virtual world tour of human rights in the style of “Around the World in 80 Days”.

During the winter semester 2020-2021, several students from the human rights masters joined the Talks. The topic was “The Human, the Company, the People? Divergent Concepts of Human Rights-Holders in Africa, the Americas and Europe”.

The students had this to say about their experience with the HR talks:

“Taking part in the Human Rights Talks was an innovative experience that allowed me to work more closely on specific current human rights issues. Comparing the regional systems for the protection of indigenous peoples and companies as human rights holders and sharing our research with judges and experts from the different systems translates into a significant insight into the different approaches to ‘rights holders.’”

“The Human Rights Talks allowed me to learn more about companies and groups as rights-holders from different perspectives, thanks to the participants’ diverse professional backgrounds. Talking directly with the judges was then a great way to see how our findings translate into practice, and made the different regional human rights bodies feel less distant.”

For more information on next term’s Human Rights Talks and to access the application, please visit the website.