Monday, 18 November 2019

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Right to participation

Right to participate

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To mark Human Rights Day, this issue of In Focus is dedicated to the same theme as the recent international day; the right to participation. A right that many have used the last years, some of which have suffered for it, as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay pointed out in her message 10 December. In Focus sheds the spotlight on a few of these people, from crowd sourcing Icelanders, via occupying students, to the European ombudsman, rapping Senegalese, legislation-initiating Finns and wall decorating Portuguese.


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1 Ashes and phoenixes: Occupy and beyond
2 When social protest and active citizenship take over city walls
3 The World´s first Facebook constitution
4 Crowd legislation – The Nordic way
5 The movement Y’en a marre – “we’ve had enough”
6 The EU Ombudsman: enhancing dialogue with citizens

Stéphane Hessel interview on the Occasion of Human Rights Day 2012

European Road Map to Citizen Participation

Citizen Participation Infographic

View or download infographics click here.