Conference 2019

Sym­po­sion:  “Human Rights Abus­es of Peo­ple with Epilep­sy, Men­tal Dis­eases and Dis­abil­i­ties”

Aim: Amnesty Inter­na­tion­al is invit­ing orga­ni­za­tions and experts to get informed about the rights of peo­ple with epilep­sy or men­tal dis­abil­i­ties or dis­eases. We want to reflect pos­si­bil­i­ties of research and cam­paign­ing involv­ing polit­i­cal lob­by­ism.

Orga­ni­za­tion: “Aktion­snet­zw­erk Heil­berufe” Amnesty Inter­na­tion­al
(net­work of med­ical staff)

Date: Feb 16th 2019, 9am – 6 pm

Loca­tion: Kas­sel / Ger­many

Tech­nol­o­gy: simul­ta­ne­ous trans­la­tion into Eng­lish / Ger­man by head­phones

Mod­er­a­tion: Jacob Hilde­brand (speak­er of the “Aktion­snet­zw­erk
Heil­berufe”)

Recep­tion: Depart­ment of Psy­chol­o­gy of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Kas­sel
Board of Amnesty Inter­na­tion­al Ger­many

Lec­tures (50 Min. incl. dis­cus­sion, the exact top­ics will be defined by the
lec­tur­ers):

  1. Michael Hup­pertz (“Aktion­snetz Heil­berufe”): Amnesty International’s Posi­tion on Men­tal Health and Human Rights. Answers and Ques­tions.
  2. Wolf­gang Krahl (“Inter­na­tionales Net­zw­erk zur Entwick­lungszusam­me­nar­beit im Bere­ich psy­chis­che Gesund­heit e.V.”): Glob­al Men­tal Health and Human Rights – An Overview on the Cur­rent Sit­u­a­tion.
  3. Car­men Valle (cbm): Cam­paign in Ghana, Influ­ence of the WHO, Work­ing with the mhGAP Qual­i­ty Rights Man­u­al
  4. Human Rights Watch (inquired): Cam­paigns of HRW espe­cial­ly in Indone­sia and Ghana
  5. Nathalie Kouak­ou (Amnesty Inter­na­tion­al Cote D’Ivoire): The Sit­u­a­tion in West­ern Afri­ka, Espe­cial­ly in Cote D’Ivoire – The Gov­ern­men­tal Task and the Role of Human­i­tar­i­an Organ­i­sa­tions
  6. Anja Bau­mann (“Aktion psy­chisch Kranke”): Advo­ca­cy on the Sub­ject in Ger­many – Pos­si­bil­i­ties of Influ­ence of the Ger­man Gov­ern­ment and Oth­er Polit­i­cal Agent­Pan­el dis­cus­sion (90 Min., mod­er­a­tion: Jacob Hilde­brand)