From June 9 until 14, 2018, the RLC Campus Bonn organized a large international workshop on “Policy, Law and Practice: Ensuring full Rights for the Most Marginalized Citizens”. PhD students from all over the world as well as “Alternative Nobel Prize”-Laureate Colin Gonsalves from India and other experts came together to present and discuss their work in the context of policy, law and practices impacting on the rights and livelihoods of marginalized citizens. In very fruitful sessions, the PhD students were not only able to present their ongoing research, but also to receive valuable feedback from their fellow students as well as Colin Consalves, who is also a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court in India.
The workshop was linked to the Global Media Forum of the Deutsche Welle. As part of the workshop, the RLC Bonn, together with the City of Bonn, also staged a public panel discussion on “Human Rights Matter” in the Old Town Hall in Bonn. Panellists were Nancy Okail, Executive Director at Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, Tanzania’s Ambassador to Germany Abdallah Saleh Possi and Colin Gonsalves. Welcome words were given by Reinhard Limbach (Deputy Mayor of Bonn), Eva Youkhana (RLC/ZEF), Juliane Kronen (Right Livelihood Award Foundation) and Stefan Bienefeld (DAAD).