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CAHR organises Cities as Sanctuary workshop

Posted on 15 July 2013

On 9-10 July 2013 CAHR organised a workshop titled "Cities as Sanctuary: Improving protection for human rights defenders and refugees in Europe".

Speakers from academia, civil society, the Dutch Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the European Commission presented on their work on city-based protection of human rights defenders and refugees and talked about the idea of "human rights cities". Additionally representatives from the human rights defender and refugee communities spoke of their experiences of protection.

Presentations included:

Jonathan Darling (University of Manchester) -Rethinking Citizenship through Cities (MS PowerPoint , 2,112kb)

Sanna Eriksson & Marilyn Crawshaw (CAHR) - Protective Fellowship Scheme for Human Rights Defenders at Risk (MS PowerPoint , 4,435kb)

Sebastian Herwig (Save Me Campaign) - Save Me Campaign in Dresden and in Germany (MS PowerPoint , 1,639kb)

Sophie Kammerer (European Commission) - EU Human Rights Defenders Mechanism (PDF , 391kb)

Helge Lunde (ICORN) - International Cities of Refuge Network (MS PowerPoint , 1,943kb)

Rachel Westerby (ICMC) - The SHARE Project (MS PowerPoint , 1,766kb)