25 November 2016
Graz ESI at TEDxGraz: "How human rights die why the human rights movement needs to be reinvented"
Video: TEDxGraz

Gerald Knaus was invited to speak at TEDxGraz on "How human rights die – why the human rights movement needs to be reinvented".

Today the human rights momement and its supporters are on the defensive across Europe and the US. Illliberal and autocratic leaders appear full of confidence, boasting of a popular mandate to rewrite the rules for the future of European politics, and to redefine what is shameful and what is honourable.

Looking at three fundamental human rights issues – refugee rights, torture and political prisoners – and at developments in Europe in recent years Gerad examined dramatic setbacks, the failure of many current strategies to protect rights and policy options for activists to mobilise democratic majorities in their defense … and make an impact.

Gerald Knaus. Photo: TEDxGraz
Gerald Knaus. Photo: TEDxGraz
Gerald Knaus. Photo: TEDxGraz
Gerald Knaus. Photo: TEDxGraz
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Alan Grant is an Irish photographer who travelled extensively in the Balkans and other countries and regions of the world. Thanks to him, ESI is able to show fascinating pictures of the Balkans: the facades of Tirana, the painted mosques of Travnik, the fabulous old houses of Plovdiv and the spectacular blue of water - dark in the Bay of Kotor, emerald in the river valleys of Bosnia, deep blue in Ohrid, twinkling in the Aegean Sea and on the Bosporus.

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Jonathan Lewis lives between London and Istanbul. He moved to London and spent many years studying photography and now specialises in photojournalism, documentary photography and commercial work for a wide variety of private and commercial clients in the UK, Europe and Turkey. His work has appeared in a number of magazines and publications and is used on the ESI website as well.

You can find out more about Jonathan Lewis on his website www.jonathanlewisphoto.com