Global Minority Rights Summer School 2018

The law and politics of global minority rights: Are norms and institutions failing us?

Budapest, Hungary, 16 – 21 July

Draft Agenda


Sunday, July 15

Introduction

19:30

Introductions: Participants’ names, institutions, interest in minority rights, and expectations (1 min. per person)


Location: Orczy út Dormitory Lobby

20:00-21:00

Dinner


Location: NUPS Cafeteria, Üllői út 82


Monday, July 16

Global Regime of Minority Protection


Location: Orczy út Dormitory, Room OK_F14_A/B


07:30-

08:30

Breakfast


Location: NUPS Cafeteria, Üllői út 82


09:00-09:30

Welcome Speeches


Introduction, Anna-Mária Bíró, Tom Lantos Institute


09:30-11:00

Effectiveness of the UN System of Minority Protection:

History, Norms, Institutions, and Mechanisms


Gaetano Pentassuglia, University of Liverpool


11:00-11:30

Break

11:30 -12:30

UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues and the UN Forum on Minority Issues:

Mandate and Practice


Fernand de Varennes, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues


12:30-13:00

Question and Answers


Fernand de Varennes, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues


13:00-14:00

Lunch break


Location: NUPS Cafeteria, Üllői út 82


14:00-15:30

The UN Forum on Minority Issues: Actors, Strategies, Effectiveness

Anna-Mária Bíró, Tom Lantos Institute

Corinne Lennox, University of London


15:30-16:00

Break

16:00-17:30

Moderated Discussion (Moderator: Noémi Nagy, National University of Public Service)


UNPO and the UN Forum on Minority Issues and Other Relevant UN Mechanisms

Tommaso Nodari, Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization


United Nations Regime for Indigenous Peoples

Chris Chapman, Amnesty International


19:00

Dinner


Location: NUPS Cafeteria, Üllői út 82



 

Tuesday, July 17

European Regime of Minority Protection


Location: Orczy út Dormitory, Room OK_F14_A/B


07:30-

08:30

Breakfast


Location: NUPS Cafeteria, Üllői út 82


09:30-11:00

Effectiveness of the European Regime of Minority Protection:

History, Norms, Institutions, and Mechanisms


Balázs Vizi, National University of Public Service


11:00-11:30

Break

11:30 -13:00

Assessment of the Principal Minority Protection Institutions (Moderator: Anna-Mária Bíró, Tom Lantos Institute)


OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities

Krzysztof Drzewicki, University of Gdansk


Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

Alan Phillips, Independent Expert


Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

Gábor Kardos, Member of the Committee of Experts


13:00-14:00

Lunch break


Location: NUPS Cafeteria, Üllői út 82


14:00-15:30

How Civil Society Actors Use the Existing European Framework (Moderator: Evelin Verhás, Tom Lantos Institute)


Roma Cases in the European Court of Human Rights

Adam Weiss, European Roma Rights Centre


European Union, Minority SafePack, and Advocacy

Tommaso Nodari, Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization


Shadow Reporting in the Context of the Minority Protection Mechanisms of the Council of Europe

Neil Clarke, Minority Rights Group Europe


Minority Protection in Europe, Courts, and Mechanisms

János Fiala-Butora, Hungarian Academy of Sciences


15:30-16:00

Break


16:00-18:00

Participant Presentations and Moderated Discussion (Moderator: Evelin Verhás, Tom Lantos Institute)


Minority SafePack Initiative, Krystyna Mazalik

The Right to Have Education in Mother Tongue: The Case of the Turkish Community in Western Thrace, Greece, Aykut Garipoglu

Legal Protection of the Slovenian Minority in Italy: A Historical Overview, Michele Migliori

Nationalist Reactions of the Romanian State to the Claims of the Hungarian Minority, István Szilágyi

Minorities in France: Role of Norms and Institutions, Noe Nsemi

Legal Conditions of Religious Minorities in Georgia: Case Law Review, Tamari Gvasalia

(Des)Integrating Unaccompanied Young Immigrants in the Children and Youth Welfare Protection System in Bremen, Germany: A Reflection on the Role of Social Workers, Maria Vinuela

The Impact of Immigration to Poland on Criminality on the Grounds of Race, Religion, National and Ethnic Origin, Paulina Szelag


19:00

Dinner


Location: NUPS Cafeteria, Üllői út 82



Wednesday, July 18

Inter-American Regime of Minority Protection


Location: Orczy út Dormitory, Room OK_F14_A/B


07:30-

08:30

Breakfast


Location: NUPS Cafeteria, Üllői út 82


09:00-10:30

Effectiveness of the Inter-American Regime of Minority Protection:

History, Norms, Institutions, and Mechanisms


Alejandro Fuentes, Raoul Wallenberg Institute


10:30-11:00

Break


11:00 -12:30

Assessment of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Minority Protection


Alejandro Fuentes, Raoul Wallenberg Institute


12:30-14:00

Lunch break


Location: NUPS Cafeteria, Üllői út 82


14:00-15:30

How State and Non-State Actors Use the Existing Inter-American Framework


Roberto Rojas Davila, Organization of American States


15:30-16:00

Break


16:00-18:00

Participant Presentations and Panel Discussion (Moderator: Tommaso Nodari, Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization)


Diversity Issues in Canada, Emilie Nicolas

Colombian Refugees in Ecuador: An Overview, Paula Vega

Alejandro Fuentes, Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Discussant

Roberto Rojas Davila, Organization of American States, Discussant


19:00

Dinner


Location: NUPS Cafeteria, Üllői út 82



Thursday, July 19

African Regime of Minority Protection


Location: Orczy út Dormitory, Room OK_F14_A/B


07:30-

08:30

Breakfast


Location: NUPS Cafeteria, Üllői út 82


09:00-10:30

Effectiveness of the African Regime of Minority Protection:

History, Norms, Institutions, and Mechanisms


Melakou Tegegn, Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights


10:30-11:00

Break


11:00 -12:30

Assessment of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Minority Protection


Melakou Tegegn, Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights


12:30-14:00

Lunch break


Location: NUPS Cafeteria, Üllői út 82


14:00-15:30

How Civil Society Actors Use the Existing African Framework:

Case Study on the Ogiek Community


Daniel Kobei, Ogiek People’s Development Program


15:30-16:00

Break


16:00-18:00

Participant Presentations and Moderated Discussion (Moderator: Evelin Verhás, Tom Lantos Institute)


Minorities in Cameroon, Augustin Nguh

The National Discourse in Addressing Minority Rights in Egypt, Yosra El Gendi

Chuol Kompuok, Ethiopian Civil Service University, Discussant

Daniel Kobei, Ogiek People’s Development Program, Discussant


20:00-22:00

Gala Dinner

Location: Apacuka Étterem, Nagymező utca 54


Friday, July 20

Asian and Middle-Eastern Regime of Minority Protection


Location: Orczy út Dormitory, Room OK_F14_A/B


07:30-

08:30

Breakfast


Location: NUPS Cafeteria, Üllői út 82


09:00-10:30

Protection of Minorities in Asia and the Middle East:

History, Norms, Institutions, and Mechanisms


Joshua Castellino, Middlesex University London


10:30-11:00

Break


11:00-12:30

Panel Discussion: Local and Transnational Norm Activism: the Dalit and Uyghur Cases (Moderator: Joshua Castellino, Middlesex University London)


Dolkun Isa, World Uyghur Congress

Farkhat Ibragimov, Uyghur Minority in Kyrgyzstan

Meena Varma, Dalit Solidarity Network UK


12:30-14:00

Lunch break


Location: NUPS Cafeteria, Üllői út 82


14:00-16:00

Participant Presentations and Moderated Discussion (Moderator: Evelin Verhás, Tom Lantos Institute)


Diversity Issues in Iraq Pre- and Post-2003 War, Ali Sahib

Minorities in Iraq: Before and After the Fall of the Regime in 2003, and Current Challenges, Zito Siany

Managing Ethnic Diversity in Nepal’s Federal System, Pramita Aryal

Minorities in India: An Appraisal, Syed Tahseen Raza

Hindu Minority in Pakistan, Humayun Gondal
Hazara Tribe in Pakistan, Hameed Ul Mehdi

Minority Rights in Pakistan under the EU’s Commercial Incentives, Natalia Carrusca

Joshua Castellino, Middlesex University London, Discussant


16:00-16:30

Break – Written Evaluation


16:30-17:30

Evaluation and Certificates


18:00

Dinner


Location: NUPS Cafeteria, Üllői út 82



Saturday, July 21

Study Trip to Pécs

07:30-

08:30

Breakfast


Location: NUPS Cafeteria, Üllői út 82


09:00-11:30

Travel to Pécs & Lunch

11:30-13:00

Pécs Synagogue

13:00-16:30

Lena (German) House, Croat House, Roma Community

16:30-18:00

Free Time

18:00-20:00

Dinner


Location: Restaurant Palatinus

Hotel Palatinus, Király utca 5


20:00-22:30


Travel to Budapest


 

The program can be downloaded in a .pdf form here: