Thursday, 10 October 2019
Registration & Welcome Drink: 18:00h
Panel Discussion & Q&A: 18:15h – 19:30h
Light Cocktail Reception: 19:30h – 20:00h
Venue: Press Club, Rue Froissart 95, 1000 Brussels
Ever since president Duterte came into power in 2016, the human rights situation in the Philippines has worsened rapidly, with journalists and human rights defenders risking incarceration and death. Finally, the president’s murderous “war on drugs”, and the wave of extrajudicial killings, have culminated in the withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, after it sought to investigate the issue. Continue reading
“Being committed to freedom means being committed to human rights.”
Human rights violations in Turkey have increased in recent years. Activists face major obstacles in their work while being personally threatened by state institutions. Their efforts are often intentionally misinterpreted as “support for terrorist organisations” or as an action against the interests of Turkey.
The relationship of Southeast Asia and the EU is of particular importance as these two regions are closely entangled in today’s globalized economy. This is not only the case economically: through increased migration flows for example, globalization has shown that human rights issues may affect other parts of the world too.