The 7th Symposium “Human Rights and Science“ of the Human Rights Committee of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina will be organised in cooperation with the Council of Finnish Academies from 28th to 29th September 2017 in Helsinki, Finland.

On 28th September, the symposium includes a meeting of European academy representatives discussing human rights issues and activities within the scope of the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies.

On 29th September, the symposium is open for public and will focus on the topic “Human Rights and the Arctic”. You can find the open symposium program, maps, and hotel recommendations from the symposium web page. The scientific coordinators of the symposium are Professor Jukka Kekkonen, Chair of the Human Rights Committee of the Council of Finnish Academies in Helsinki and Dr Judith Miggelbrink, Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography in Leipzig.

The symposium is part of the programme for the centenary of Finland’s independence in 2017.

The meeting on 28th September is hosted by the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters.

You can register for both the internal meeting and the public symposium with a single registration form below.

Registration

Please kindly register until 31st July 2017.

PROGRAMME ON THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28th, 2017

14.00–14.05     Welcome by Professor Kirsi Tirri, Chair of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters

14.05–14.15     Introduction by Professor Jukka Kekkonen, Chair of the Human Rights Committee of the Council of Finnish Academies, and Professor Hans-Peter Zenner from the Human Rights Committee of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

14.15–16.45     Reports from European countries and open discussion on the theme of the day (incl. coffee break)

17.00–20.00     Social Programme