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Memocracy

The Challenge of Populist Memory Politics for Europe: Towards Effective Responses to Militant Legislation on the Past

Media: videos

The recording of MEMOCRACY 2nd webinar is out!

We are delighted to share the recording of our second webinar about contested memories of oppression in Eastern Europe and the Global South(s), discussing some tough questions (and disagreements) about victimhood, applicability of concepts like imperialism and colonialism from cross-regional perspective.

The recording of MEMOCRACY webinar is out!

We are happy to announce that the recording of a MEMOCRACY webinar on ‘The Role of Eastern European History in International Court of Justice (ICJ) Proceedings’ is now available via the link! Stay tuned for our next webinar on June, 7!

Dr. Belavusau and Dr. Sadowski Conduct a Workshop on Memory Laws and Freedom of Expression at the School of Judges in Rio De Janeiro

On 13th February 2023, Dr. Belavusau and Dr. Sadowski were joined by MELA researcher Dr. Castellanos-Jankiewicz, at the School of Judges of the state of Rio de Janeiro (Escola da Magistratura de Estado do Rio de Janeiro). The three presentations analysed legal regulation of historical memory through the lens of its compatibility with freedom of speech, other fundamental rights, and the issues of transitional justice topical both in Europe and Latin America. Dr. Belavusau presented on “Pros and Cons of the Adopting Memory Laws: The European Judicial Experience on the Colonial and Post-Totalitarian Past”, Dr. Castellanos-Jankiewicz’s presentation addressed “The Resurgence of Amnesties in Latin America: Between Remembrance and Renewal in the Context of the MELA Declaration on Law and Memory”, while Mr. Sadowski presented on “Memory Politics in Brazil: Exploring the Proceedings of the National Commission of Memory with regard to International Judicial Norms”.

A full recording of the well-attended workshop can be found here, with interventions from Prof. André Gustavo Corrêa de Andrade (Judge and Professor at Estacio de Sá Law School), Prof. Ariane Trevisian Fiori (Attorney and Professor at Estacio de Sá Law School) and Prof. Carlos Affonso Souza (Professor at UERJ). A similar presentation was also given at the Public Prosecutors Office of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Procuradoria Geral de Estado do Rio de Janeiro) on the 14th February 2023 – a recording of the presentation with Portuguese translations is available online here.

Maria Mälksoo interviewed on memory politics to the Estonian TV cultural programme Plekktrumm (13 Feb 2023)

The link in Estonian: https://arhiiv.err.ee/video/vaata/plekktrumm-maria-malksoo

Dr. Uladzislau Belavusau presents on the “Rule of Law and Constitutionalism of Memory Politics in Hungary and Russia” at Conference held at Sofia University. 

On 10th June 2022, Dr. Uladzislau Belavusau, Principal Investigator for the Dutch team, was invited to present at the three-day 2022 International Scientific Conference at St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia University (Bulgaria). The theme of which was the “Rule of Law – Between Constitutional Transition and Democratic Backsliding: Central and Eastern European Perspectives.” With this in mind, Dr. Belavusau presented his research on the “Rule of Law and Constitutionalism of Memory Politics in Hungary and Russia” based on a forthcoming chapter entitled “Rule of Law and Constitutionalisation of Memory Politics in Hungary and Russia” in Martin Belov (ed.), Rule of Law in Flux (Forthcoming, Routledge, 2023).

A video recording of the event is available here.

Dr. Aleksandra Gliszczyńska-Grabias presented at an event “Combating Holocaust and Genocide Denial: Protecting Survivors, Preserving Memory, and Promoting Prevention”, organized by the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect and Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights

Dr. Aleksandra Gliszczyńska-Grabias, Principal Investigator in the MEMOCRACY team at the Polish Academy of Sciences, was invited to present at an event “Combating Holocaust and Genocide Denial: Protecting Survivors, Preserving Memory, and Promoting Prevention”, organized on 17 July 2022 by the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect and Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights.

A video recording of the event is available here.

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Memocracy

Memocracy

The Challenge of Populist Memory Politics for Europe:
Towards Effective Responses to Militant Legislation on the Past

Media: videos

The recording of MEMOCRACY 2nd webinar is out!

We are delighted to share the recording of our second webinar about contested memories of oppression in Eastern Europe and the Global South(s), discussing some tough questions (and disagreements) about victimhood, applicability of concepts like imperialism and colonialism from cross-regional perspective.

The recording of MEMOCRACY webinar is out!

We are happy to announce that the recording of a MEMOCRACY webinar on ‘The Role of Eastern European History in International Court of Justice (ICJ) Proceedings’ is now available via the link! Stay tuned for our next webinar on June, 7!

Dr. Belavusau and Dr. Sadowski Conduct a Workshop on Memory Laws and Freedom of Expression at the School of Judges in Rio De Janeiro

On 13th February 2023, Dr. Belavusau and Dr. Sadowski were joined by MELA researcher Dr. Castellanos-Jankiewicz, at the School of Judges of the state of Rio de Janeiro (Escola da Magistratura de Estado do Rio de Janeiro). The three presentations analysed legal regulation of historical memory through the lens of its compatibility with freedom of speech, other fundamental rights, and the issues of transitional justice topical both in Europe and Latin America. Dr. Belavusau presented on “Pros and Cons of the Adopting Memory Laws: The European Judicial Experience on the Colonial and Post-Totalitarian Past”, Dr. Castellanos-Jankiewicz’s presentation addressed “The Resurgence of Amnesties in Latin America: Between Remembrance and Renewal in the Context of the MELA Declaration on Law and Memory”, while Mr. Sadowski presented on “Memory Politics in Brazil: Exploring the Proceedings of the National Commission of Memory with regard to International Judicial Norms”.

A full recording of the well-attended workshop can be found here, with interventions from Prof. André Gustavo Corrêa de Andrade (Judge and Professor at Estacio de Sá Law School), Prof. Ariane Trevisian Fiori (Attorney and Professor at Estacio de Sá Law School) and Prof. Carlos Affonso Souza (Professor at UERJ). A similar presentation was also given at the Public Prosecutors Office of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Procuradoria Geral de Estado do Rio de Janeiro) on the 14th February 2023 – a recording of the presentation with Portuguese translations is available online here.

Maria Mälksoo interviewed on memory politics to the Estonian TV cultural programme Plekktrumm (13 Feb 2023)

The link in Estonian: https://arhiiv.err.ee/video/vaata/plekktrumm-maria-malksoo

Dr. Uladzislau Belavusau presents on the “Rule of Law and Constitutionalism of Memory Politics in Hungary and Russia” at Conference held at Sofia University. 

On 10th June 2022, Dr. Uladzislau Belavusau, Principal Investigator for the Dutch team, was invited to present at the three-day 2022 International Scientific Conference at St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia University (Bulgaria). The theme of which was the “Rule of Law – Between Constitutional Transition and Democratic Backsliding: Central and Eastern European Perspectives.” With this in mind, Dr. Belavusau presented his research on the “Rule of Law and Constitutionalism of Memory Politics in Hungary and Russia” based on a forthcoming chapter entitled “Rule of Law and Constitutionalisation of Memory Politics in Hungary and Russia” in Martin Belov (ed.), Rule of Law in Flux (Forthcoming, Routledge, 2023).

A video recording of the event is available here.

Dr. Aleksandra Gliszczyńska-Grabias presented at an event “Combating Holocaust and Genocide Denial: Protecting Survivors, Preserving Memory, and Promoting Prevention”, organized by the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect and Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights

Dr. Aleksandra Gliszczyńska-Grabias, Principal Investigator in the MEMOCRACY team at the Polish Academy of Sciences, was invited to present at an event “Combating Holocaust and Genocide Denial: Protecting Survivors, Preserving Memory, and Promoting Prevention”, organized on 17 July 2022 by the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect and Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights.

A video recording of the event is available here.

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