Follow-up conference: Connecting Law and Memory - Innovative approaches on dealing with collective violence

Kazerne Dossin: Memorial, Museum and Documentation Centre on Holocaust and Human Rights
Project Partner
KZ Gedenkstätte Flossenbürg

How can the law, and history, be used to protect human rights? This project followed up on the conference Connecting Law & Memory, taking place in Mechelen in September 2016. The conference was hosted by the Memorial Flossenburg, and focused on training courses in human rights for law enforcement and civil servants – based on Holocaust and genocide studies. The project thus aimed to ensure ongoing exchange and to create a permanent network. The target groups of civil servants were widened from police and law enforcement to include other civil services such as correction and detention facilities and organizations tackling issues like extremism and radicalization.

Furthermore, the project aimed to bring together key staff members of educational departments at Holocaust related museums and civil service institutions. The project included the development of an online platform, to ensure a long-term collaboration and dissemination of outcomes and results of the conference and the follow-up project.

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