[KS] European-Korean Human Rights Dialogue: The experience of promoting human rights in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and beyond

Bernhard Seliger bjseliger at yahoo.de
Mon Apr 23 02:35:34 EDT 2012


Dear list members, 
 

those of
you living in Seoul might be interested in the first capacity building workshop
of the “EU-Korea Human Rights and Democratic Transition Dialogue Programme”,
organized by PSCORE (People for Successful Corean Unification) and
Hanns-Seidel-Foundation Korea, timely for the North Korea Human Rights week. 
The
first capacity building workshop of the “EU-Korea Human Rights and Democratic
Transition Dialogue Programme” titled ‘European-Korean Human Rights Dialogue:
The experience of promoting human rights in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and beyond‘, will be held on April 25, 2012. This important
event is supported by the European Union and co-organized by PSCORE and the
Hanns-Seidel-Foundation. 

The
aim is to present a non-violent way to oppose the human rights violations in North Korea based on how Eastern Europe dealt with human rights struggles during the Cold War. In
particular, the approach of non-violent struggle as described first in the
seminar book “The Politics of Nonviolent Struggle” and other publications by
Gene Sharp, as implemented e.g. by the Otpor Youth movement in Serbia and now
taught in the Centre for Applied NonViolent Action and Strategies in Belgrade
is a lesson worthwhile to discuss in Korea – always bearing in mind the
differences of the European and Korean situation. This workshop will also form
a connection between the EU and Korea. 

We
cordially invite you to this timely event. Your participation will make the
workshop more valuable and successful. (※Korean-English simultaneous
interpretation will be provided.) 
 

What - Workshop seminar 
When - Apr 25, 2012 
Time - from 01:00 pm to 06:00
pm 
Where - NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS
COMMISSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA, 8th Floor 
Contact Email – suh at hss.or.kr 
Presented by the PSCORE (People
for Successful Corean Reunification) and the Hanns-Seidel-Foundation 
SVP to suh at hss.or.kr 


Program Agenda  
 
 
Opening Ceremony  
13:00  Opening ceremony  2 min  
13:02  Opening statement  3 min  
13:05  Introductory Address  20 min  
13:25  Visiting guests introduction  2 min  
First Session  
13:27  Video screening  5 min  
Successful story about Otpor movement in Serbia 
13:32  Speech  35 min  
Sinisa Sikman (CANVAS - Programme officer/Trainer)  
Topic: Non-violent human rights movements in Eastern and Western Europe.  
14:07  Break  8 min  
Second Session  
14:15  1st discussion/speech  80 min  
Moderator : Jhe Seong Ho (Former Human rights Ambassador of MOFAT)  4 min  
Alisdair Walker (British Embassy Seoul, Political Counsellor)  20 min  
How NGOs can approach Foreign governments and give pressure to the country close with DPRK.    
Jack Rendler (Amnesty International USA)  20 min    
How NGOs can approach the UN system with a consultative status and what they can do with human rights issues.    
PSCORE 1 (Executive director)  15 min    
PSCORE 2 (Secretary General)  15 min    
PSCORE 3 (Former Intern)  15 min    
Alisdair Walker  10 min    
Jack Rendler  10 min    
16:20  Open discussion to the floor  40 min    
Questions and comments from seminar attendees    


 
Dr. Bernhard Seliger
Hanns Seidel Stiftung - Seoul Office
Room 501, Soo Young Bldg., 64-1, Hannam 1 Dong, Yongsan-gu
Seoul, Republic of Korea
Tel.+ 82 2 790 5344
Fax. + 82 2 790 5346
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