The International Institute of Human Rights

 
 
iidh
Role :
Created in 1959 by René Cassin, the winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace and the first president of the European Court of Human Rights. This institute organises training sessions each year for legal experts from all over the world, covering topics related to the protection of fundamental rights.

Architectural information :
The so-called "Pères Oblats" building contains the remains of the former Oblats monastery dating from the 17th century, which was moved and rebuilt brick by brick on its current site.

Contact :
2 allée René Cassin
67000 Strasbourg


For further details :
http://www.iidh.org/home.html
 
 

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European diary


    • 26 september 2016

      European Day of Languages

    • At the initiative of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, the European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year since 2001 on 26 September.
      On the occasion of the day, a range of events are organised across Europe: activities for and with children, television and radio programmes, language classes and conferences.
    • 1 october 2016

      Cyprus National Holiday

    • Cyprus had been occupied for 800 years when it gained its independence from Britain in 1960 after a 5-year armed struggle.
      England, Greece and Turkey met in Zurich in February 1959 and signed accords that established the Republic of Cyprus.
      The Cypriot government chose the 1st of October to celebrate the beginning its independence.
    • 3 october 2016

      The German National Holiday

    • October 3rd is associated with the day of German Unity, which symbolizes the unification in 1990 of the two Germanys that had existed since 1945.
      The Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) joined together to form a single state under the Treaty that was signed on October 3rd 1990.
      The Day of German Unity is celebrated in a different city each year, but there are celebrations that occur every year in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.