Statelessness and the Right to Belong – Dr Jelka Zorn

The issue of statelessness concerns the right to belong and the right to have rights. The right to belong is connected not only to an individual’s dignity, but also to political and social rights, and as such can be decisive for pure survival. The situation of statelessness would therefore seem contrary to the general aim … Read more Statelessness and the Right to Belong – Dr Jelka Zorn

“Strengthening our relationships over lands, territories and resources” – The 2011 Eddie Koiki Mabo Lecture

Let me begin by acknowledging and paying my respects to the Traditional Owners of the place upon which we sit and talk tonight. I honour your Elders that have come before us, those that are here tonight and I await in optimistic anticipation for those Elders who are yet to emerge. My people are the … Read more “Strengthening our relationships over lands, territories and resources” – The 2011 Eddie Koiki Mabo Lecture

Convention on Preventing Violence Against Women Signed in Istanbul

At a ceremony on 11th May 2011 in Turkey, the Council of Europe gained the first signatures for a new convention on preventing violence against women. José Mendes Bota, Chairperson of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe’s (PACE) Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men, spoke at the Istanbul launch of the Council … Read more Convention on Preventing Violence Against Women Signed in Istanbul