Business Human Rights – Start up meeting

August 19th at 15.00

At Levende Menneskerettigheder – Human Rights in Action, Nyhavn

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International human rights standards have traditionally been the responsibility of governments, aimed at regulating relations between the State and individuals and groups. But with the increased role of corporate actors, nationally and internationally, the issue of business’ impact on the enjoyment of human rights has been placed on the agenda of the United Nations.
Think Rights supports this agenda. We are having a start up meeting to establish the new working group for all who are interested in business human rights.

Thomas Trier, external consultant for Deloitte and lawyer specializing in human rights

Representative from Danish Institute for Human Rights (more information will be posted soon)

We want you to bring your curiosity and input. We are open to all ideas and we look forward to dicuss the need for action on this topic with you.

If you want to know more about human rights in a business perspective see the UN Guiding Principles.

15.00 – 15.20
Welcome: ”Think Rights & Business Human Rights”
By Jakob Lindmark Frier and Alexander Andersson

15.20 – 16.00
Presentation: “Human Rights Management in Nordic Businesses”
By Thomas Trier, external consultant at Deloitte and lawyer specialising in human rights

16.00 – 16.45
Case: ”Business Human Rights in a Danish Context”
By Danish Institute for Human Rights

16.45 – 17.00

Brainstorming: new focus area



Crossing Borders: New Perspectives on the Roma Population in Denmark

This event is part of a series of debate meetings (Crossing Borders) regarding sensitive issues in today’s society. The first in the series concerns the issues surrounding the Roma population in Denmark. As one of the largest minority groups in Europe, the Roma and their status is a hotly-debated topic in the EU, and one that is often accompanied by negative connotations. By providing an impartial and discernible arena from which to debate these issues, we hope to move away from the limitations of isolated events reporting favored by the media and more towards an inclusive understanding of the bigger picture.

Time: April 27th at 18.30
Place: Studenterhuset, Købmagergade, Copenhagen

The Speakers:
– Ioana Bunescu, Postdoctoral researcher in migration and inter-ethnic relations
– Jonas Pors, anthropologist and Roma rights specialist
– Benedicte Eichen, sociologist/criminologist and human rights activist

18:30- 18:45 Introduction – What is Think Rights?
18:45-19:00 Ioana Bunescu on Roma Identities
19:00-19:15 Break
19:15- 19:30 Jonas Pors on EU legislation on the Roma
19:30-19:45 Benedicte Eichen on the stigmatization and prejudice and the Roma
19:45-20:00 Q&A session

We also invite you to join us for some beers after the event.

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Film Club start-up meeting


So many good human rights documentaries are out there just waiting to be watched – be it about women’s rights in India, civil rights in Bahrain or surveillance in the States. Think Rights wants to bring these documentaries to a Copenhagen audience.

The plan is to host a monthly human rights film club where we screen a documentary about some kind of current event/topic followed by a debate/panel discussion with interesting people.

We are currently looking at venues and the first volume of the film club is (hopefully) going to happen in late May, so we are putting together a film club team right now.

Why should you join us?
– You will gain experience in organising events from idea to result
– You can get a lot of influence on how the film club is going to be in the future as the event in May is going to be a kind of prototype
– You will meet other people with the same passion for human rights and documentaries as you
– It is going to be fun

If you aren’t 100 percent sure that this is for you but still interested in hearing more – then don’t be shy, join the meeting. Everyone is welcome!

Time: April 16th at 19.00
Place: Sofiegården, Sofiegade 1, 1418 Christianshavn, Copenhagen

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Information meeting and general assembly

At the meeting we will introduce new members to our work and plans for 2015. If you have any ideas for new projects and events that Think Rights could work on you are more than welcome to pitch them and we can help you start a new working group.

March 11th, 7.30 pm

Humanity in Action Denmark
Farvergade 27, opg b
1463 Copenhagen C

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General Assembly!

Hi thinkers!
It is time that we hold our annual general meeting.

At this meeting we will give an update on our on-going projects, so if you want to hear about our activities or join one of our projects, this is the place to be! it will be possible to join one of our existing working groups or find partners for a new one.

The board will give their report, we will elect new members of the board, and we will discuss the future of Think Rights. With the following agenda:

1. Election of Moderator
2. Election of Secretary
3. The Boards Annual Report
4. The Financial Report
5. Discussion of incoming suggestions [TBA June 1st]
6. Election of Chairman
7. Election of Treasurer
8. Election of Accountant
9. Election of Board

Finally we will also launch our brand new website. We are quite excited to share our work with you guys as it will hopefully be a great platform for our future work.
We are looking forward to seeing you.