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

Sun 15

Introduction

18:30

Meeting at the lobby of the dormitory

19:00-20:00

Dinner

Mon 16

Global Regime of Minority Protection

09:00-09:30

Welcome speeches

09:30-11:00

Normative Framework: Development of the UN system of minority protection: History, norms, institutions and latest ‘developments’


Gaetano Pentassuglia

11:00-11:30

Break

11:30 -13:00

UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues  or/and UN Forum on Minority Issues

Fernand de Varennes

13:00-14:00

Lunch break

14:00-15:30

How civil society actors use the existing frameworks

Chris Chapman (Amnesty International) and Tommaso Nodari (UNPO)

15:30-16:00

Break

16:00-17:30

Moderated discussion (Corinne Lennox and Anna-Maria Biro)

Are the norms and institutions effective for minority protection?

Are civil society actors using them effectively?

19:00

Dinner




Tue 17

European Regime of Minority Protection

09:30-11:00

Development of the European minority rights protection regime-  History, norms, institutions and latest ‘developments’

Balazs Vizi

11:00-11:30

Break

11:30 -13:00

Panel discussion on the role of institutions in minority protection and norm development

Krzysztof Drzewicki, Alan Phillips, and Gábor Kardos

13:00-14:00

Lunch break

14:00-15:30

Panel discussion: How civil society actors use the existing framework

János Fiala-Butora, Adam Weiss (ERRC), Neil Clarke (MRGE), Tommaso Nodari (UNPO)

15:30-16:00

Break

16:00-17:30

Moderated discussion (Evelin Verhas)

Are the norms and institutions effective for minority protection?

Are civil society actors using them effectively?

19:00

Dinner




Wed 18

Inter-American Regime of Minority Protection

09:00-10:30

Development of the Inter-American  minority rights protection regime-  History, norms and institutions and latest developments


Alejandro Fuentes

10:30-11:00

Break

11:00 -12:30

Role of institutions in minority protection and norm development: Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Alejandro Fuentes

12:30-14:00

Lunch break

14:00-15:30

How actors use the existing framework:

Roberto Rojas Davila (OAS)

15:30-16:00

Break

16:00-17:30

Moderated Discussion (Tommaso Nodari from UNPO)

Are the norms and institutions effective for minority protection?

Are NGOs using them effectively?

19:00

Dinner




Thur 19

African Regime of Minority Protection

09:00-10:30

Development of the African  minority rights protection regime: History, norms and institutions and latest developments


Kanyinke Sena—MRG

10:30-11:00

Break

11:00 -12:30

Role of institutions in minority protection and norm development by the African Commission/Court

Kanyinke Sena—MRG

12:30-14:00

Lunch break

14:00-15:30

How actors use the existing framework: Ogiek community

(Daniel Kobei from OPDP)

15:30-16:00

Break

16:00-17:30

 Moderated Discussion: (Daniel Kobei)

Are the norms and institutions effective for minority protection?

Are NGOs using them effectively?

19:00-20:30

Gala Dinner


Fri 20

Asian and Middle-Eastern Systems

09:00-10:30

Development of the Asian and Middle-Eastern minority rights protection system: History, norms and latest developments

(Joshua Castellino)

10:30-11:00

Break

11:00-12:30

Case studies Dalit, Uyghur cases

Dolkun Isa,World Uyghur Congress

Manjula Pradeep, International Dalit Solidarity Network

Meena Varma, Dalit Solidarity Network UK

12:30-14:00

Lunch break

14:00-15:30

Participants’ presentations 

15:30-16:00

Break – Written evaluation

16:00-17:00

Evaluation and certificates

18:00

Dinner



Sat 21

Study Trip

 

Pécs

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