Shrinking Spaces for Human Rights in Europe

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Branksome Liberal Club

1 Salisbury Road

Poole

BH14 0DP

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Amnesty International speaker on how the changing political landscape of Europe has led to an increase in recent human rights infringements

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The Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch group of Amnesty International is delighted to welcome Ulrike Schmidt for a talk on a topic that is too often overlooked, human rights infringements in Europe. Ulrike is the Amnesty county coordinator for Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and Romania. Ulrike is a teacher and a human rights activist based in London. Originally from Germany, she has worked with Amnesty International for many years on various local and international campaigns.

Ulrike will draw examples mainly from Poland, Hungary and Italy. She will report on the harassment of Polish judges who are still standing up for human and civil rights, often in defiance of the government, as well as the rolling back of women's and LGBTI rights.

Ulrike will describe similar threats to the independence of the judiciary in Hungary and the criminalisation of human rights defenders in countries such as Hungary and Italy. Finally, she will discuss discrimination, demonisation and persecution of Roma people in several countries, particularly Italy under Salvini.

This is a free talk followed by a simple buffet lunch (suggested donation: £3). Doors open 12 for 12.30 start.

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Branksome Liberal Club

1 Salisbury Road

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BH14 0DP

United Kingdom

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