Amnesty International Lecture 2021 by Adam Bodnar

When
28-04-2021 from 20:00 to 22:00
Where
online
Language
English
Organizer
HRRN – UGent Human Rights Research Network
Website
https://hrrn.ugent.be/event/leerstoel-amnesty-international-2020-2021-adam-bodnar/
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Keynote speech & panel discussion Amnesty International Chair: prof. Adam Bodnar about his fight for human rights in the increasingly unfree Poland.

Every year, Ghent University awards the Amnesty International Chair to a person who makes a special contribution in the field of human rights. In 2021 that honor falls to Adam Bodnar.

In recent years, Adam Bodnar has proven to be a tireless defender of the rule of law and human rights in Poland, where the judiciary, the media and civil society are under pressure by the current government.

Adam Bodnar was elected Ombudsman and Human Rights Commissioner by the Polish Parliament in 2015. He is a doctor of law, lawyer and professor. His commitment to human rights has already won him several international awards, including the Tolerance Prize of the Polish LGBTI organisations in 2011, the Rafto Prize in 2018 and the Rule of Law Award in 2019.

Ghent University organises a digital lecture and panel discussion on the occasion of the award of the Amnesty International Chair to Adam Bodnar. The laureate will give a keynote speech about his fight for human rights in the increasingly unfree Poland.