Invitation to the conference “Women’s Human Rights in the Twenty-First Century”, European Court of Human Rights, 14 February 2020

by | Jan 29, 2020

The European Court of Human Rights in cooperation with the Foundation René Cassin-International Institute of Human Rights has the pleasure to invite you to the conference “Women’s Human Rights in the Twenty-First Century: Developments and Challenges under International and European Law”. The conference will take place at the European Court of Human Rights on 14 February 2020 from 9 am to 6 pm and was organized at the initiative and under the generous sponsorship of Mr Akamatsu Takeshi, Ambassador and Permanent Observer of Japan to the Council of Europe and Consul General of Japan in Strasbourg.

The conference aims to discuss the state of women’s human rights and the challenges to gender equality in the twenty-first century. It will do so by looking at the developments in the field of gender equality under International and European Law and before regional courts, particularly the European Court of Human Rights. The conference will examine a range of different topics, each corresponding to one of the panels. The panels are:

  • ‘Gender Equality before the European Court of Human Rights’;
  • ‘Violence Against Women in International and European Law’;
  • ‘Violence Against Women and the Council of Europe’;
  • ‘Women and Decision-Making’; and
  • ‘Challenges to Reaching Gender Equality at the International and Local Level.’

A copy of the detailed program can be found here – Women’s Human Rights Conference.

The conference hopes to provide a forum of reflection on gender equality for members of the judiciary, legal practitioners, academics, representatives of European institutions and non-governmental organisations, as well as other professionals.

The event is open to the public. Should you be interested to register or have any questions, please contact: iidh-intern@iidh.org until 7 February 2020 and please bring your ID on the day of the conference. If you have a Council of Europe badge, please register before 12 February. Members of the Council of Europe who did not register are welcome to attend should there be any available places in the room.

The conference will be recorded and the video will be later posted on the official website of the Court. By participating you agree to eventually appear on the recording.

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  1. Beatrice chola

    Has the meeting already taken place? Considering the outbreak of the Corona Pandemic. If not, is there an extension or re-schedule.

    Kindly advise.

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