Is Europe Still a Human Rights Frontrunner?

stavros lambrinidisThe EU’s Special Representative for Human Rights, Stavros Lambrinidis, will be the speaker for the 11th annual Anna Lindh Lecture on January 12 in Lund, Sweden.

Lambrinidis’ role is to enhance the effectiveness and visibility of EU human rights policy.

“We are honoured to have Stavros Lambrinidis come to Lund to discuss where human rights is moving globally and to talk about the role the EU plays today, following the financial crisis and the current refugee situation,” says RWI’s director Morten Kjaerum.

Lambrinidis’ speech is titled “Is Europe Still a Human Rights Frontrunner?”

Stavros Lambrinidis was appointed as EU Special Representative (EUSR) for Human Rights in July of 2012. In 2011, he was Minister for Foreign Affairs of Greece. He was a member of the European Parliament with the Greek Social Democratic Party between 2004 and 2011.

The Anna Lindh Lecture was organised to pay homage to the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs who was assassinated in 2003.

Since 2005, Lund University and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law have taken the initiative of highlighting human rights matters through an annual public lecture given by a distinguished scholar, politician, diplomat or international top level civil servant. The event is organised in close co-operation and with the support of the Anna Lindh Memorial Foundation and the Association of Foreign Affairs in Lund.


The lecture is followed by a buffet-reception given by the Vice-Chancellor.

Date: 12 January 2016

Time: 18:00

Place: University Hall, Main University Building, Paradisgatan 2, Lund

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