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Churches’ Voice on Human Rights – Training on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights in the Euromediterranean Region

Photo: Participants with Professor Leoluca Orlando, Mayor of Palermo

30 Oct – 1 Nov 2013,
La Noce Centro Diaconale, Palermo, Italy

About 30 people from 13 countries gathered to Palermo, Italy, from 30 October to 1 November 2013 for a training on social, economic and cultural rights as formulated in international and regional conventions and charters. The training gave an opportunity for churches to meet and exchange expertise on the human rights situation from both sides of the Mediterranean Sea.

Proverbs 31:8‐9 “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”

The Church & Society Commission of CEC & the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy

Protestantismo – Rai2 9 November 2013

Programme [2]

Market Place: familiarizing with current Human Rights challenges in the Euromed region and the world (Chatham House Rule [3])

Market Place: familiarizing with current Human Rights challenges of social, economic and cultural rights in the Euromed Region.

Ms Vivi Akakpo – All Africa Conference of Churches [6]

Bible and Human Rights

Prof Dr Vassiliki Stathokosta – Church of Greece [11]

Introduction on the concept of International Organisations and Human Rights Law (social, economic and cultural rights)

Dr Göran Gunner, Church of Sweden [17]

How to approach Complaint Mechanisms which relate to Social, economic and cultural rights as church or individual?
National Human Rights instruments & mechanisms

Ms Carolina Bueno Calvo – Representative of FEREDE [19]

Violation of Social, Economic and Cultural Rights in the Euromed region – making people flee – What could churches do? (Chatham House Rule [3])

Available on Youtube [24]:

Professor Valdo Spini [25], former Member of the Italian Parliament
Dr Mohammed Amin Al-Midani [26], Arab Centre for International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Education

Prof. Leoluca Orlando [27], Mayor of Palermo