28 November 2016
Berlin – Human Rights in crisis meeting
Photo: ESI
Photo: ESI

ESI organised a small brainstormin in Berlin to discuss how to defend red lines on torture and political prisoners in Europe, two fundamental issues around which the modern human rights movement was formed, and which are a rising threat again in a growing number of European countries. We aimed to explore how democracies and human rights groups can achieve a greater impact in the face of mounting challenges to human rights institutions on the part of far-right movements and autocratic governments.

Among others, John Dalhuisen (Europe/Central Asia director of Amnesty International), Piotr Buras (head of the ECFR office in Warsaw) and Dessy Gavrilova (founding director of The Red House - Centre for Culture and Debate in Sofia) participated in the meeting.

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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