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Book Series

The Book series of the IHRF put all the contributions of every conference down in writing and give access to the discussed topics to everybody. Below you will find a detailed description of every forum as well as the link for the book order.

Human Rights and Migration (IHRF Volume VIII, Stämpfli Verlag Bern)

What are the global status and the chances and challenges of migration from a human rights perspective? Which direction would a future global migration policy pursue?  What is the understanding of the terms “migrant”, “refugee” or “illegal immigrants” and what are the consequences of these concepts? Does the European migration policy enhance the implementation of human rights? How can educational systems and schools benefit from migration? How can they meet the needs of persons with a migration background?
Renowned actors and respected experts from both home and abroad from the fields of politics, science, economics and the civil society participated in an open debate on the occasion of the 8th International Human Rights Forum Lucerne (IHRF) on the theme of »Human Rights and Migration".

Volume VIII of the International Human Rights Forum Lucerne (IHRF) series reflects the intensity of the discussions and documents the constructive forum offered for the different points of view and perspectives at the 8th IHRF. The neutral platform for debate offered by the 8th IHRF ensured an open and critical dialog. This volume provides a unique description of the debate, offering a broad insight into the theme "Human Rights and Migration"

Human Rights and Pervasive Computing (IHRF Volume VII, Stämpfli Verlag Bern)

Does the omnipresence of information technology limit our privacy? Does it guarantee more security for all, through a reduction of the freedom of the individual? Does it foster freedom of expression and autonomy? How can equal access to information technology be assured throughout the world?
Renowned actors and respected experts from both home and abroad from the fields of politics, science, economics and the civil society participated in an open debate on the occasion of the 7th International Human Rights Forum Lucerne (IHRF) on the theme of »Human Rights and Pervasive Computing".

Volume VII of the International Human Rights Forum Lucerne (IHRF) book series offers a unique description of the animated debate and the constructive search for solutions witnessed at the 7th IHRF. As the 7th IHRF offered a neutral platform for debate for different points of view, this volume provides a broad insight into the theme "Human Rights and Pervasive Computing".

Human Rights and Religions (IHRF Volume VI, Stämpfli Verlag Bern)

Are Human Rights to protect Religions or do they restrain them? Do Religious communities conduce Human Rights? Can different Religions find some common ground on which to base Human Rights or are they inconsistent? How can we deal with Religions at school in a correct way from a perspective of Human Rights?
Renowned actors and respected experts from both home and abroad from the fields of politics, science, economics and the civil society participated in an open debate on the occasion of the 6th International Human Rights Forum Lucerne (IHRF) on the theme of »Human Rights and Religions".
Volume V of the International Human Rights Forum Lucerne (IHRF) series reflects the intensity of the discussions and documents the constructive forum for the different points of view and perspectives at the 6th IHRF. The neutral platform for debate offered by the 6th IHRF ensured an open and critical dialog. This volume provides a unique description of the debate, offering a broad insight into the theme.

Human Rights and Environment (IHRF Volume V, Stämpfli Verlag Bern)

Is there an existing Human Right for a clean environment? Who is responsible for a clean environment? Does the privatisation of raw material restrain its access or promote it? Is economic growth possible without the exploitation of the environment?
Renowned actors and respected experts from both home and abroad from the fields of politics, science, economics and the civil society participated in an open debate on the occasion of the 5th International Human Rights Forum Lucerne (IHRF) on the theme of »Human Rights and Environment«.
Volume V of the International Human Rights Forum Lucerne (IHRF) series reflects the intensity of the discussions and documents the constructive forum for the different points of view and perspectives at the 5th IHRF. The neutral platform for debate offered by the 5th IHRF ensured an open and critical dialog. This volume provides a unique description of the debate, offering a broad insight into the theme.

Human Rights and Children (IHRF Volume IV, Stämpfli Verlag Bern)

What can be done to prevent sex tourism and violence involving children? Is there a solution to the problem of child labor? How can we put an end to the misery of child soldiers? Why do we need the rights of the child? What needs to be done about children and racism?
Renowned actors and respected experts from both home and abroad from the fields of politics, science, economics and the civil society participated in an open debate on the occasion of the 4th International Human Rights Forum Lucerne (IHRF) on the theme of »Human Rights and Children«.
Volume IV of the International Human Rights Forum Lucerne (IHRF) series reflects the intensity of the discussions and documents the constructive forum for the different points of view and perspectives at the 4th IHRF. The neutral platform for debate offered by the 4th IHRF ensured an open and critical dialog. This volume provides a unique description of the debate, offering a broad insight into the theme

Human Rights and Education (IHRF Volume III, Stämpfli Verlag Bern)

Who controls and organizes education? What type of education represents a human right? What role does education play within the UN Millennium Development Goals? What is the situation with regard to human rights education in Switzerland?
Respected experts and renowned actors from both home and abroad shared their knowledge and experience in the fields of politics, science, economics and the civil society in a public debate on the occasion of the 3rd International Human Rights Forum Lucerne (IHRF) on the theme of »Human Rights and Education« and together endeavored to find answers to these and other similar questions.
Volume III of the International Human Rights Forum Lucerne (IHRF) series offers a unique description of the animated debate and the constructive search for solutions witnessed at the 3rd IHRF. As the 3rd IHRF offered a neutral platform for debate for different points of view, this volume provides a broad insight into the theme in question.

Human Rights and Global Economy - State and Nonstate Actors (IHRF Volume II, Stämpfli Verlag Bern)

Are human rights a necessary prerequisite for or a consequence of economic development? Are companies responsible for protecting and implementing human rights? Or are human rights a question for states only?
During the 2nd International Human Rights Forum Lucerne (IHRF) on the theme of »Human Rights and Economy in Areas of Tension between Governmental and Non-Governmental Actors«, prominent actors and renowned experts from both home and abroad examined these and other similar questions from the point of politics, science and the civil society and opened them to public debate. The proceedings of the broad thematic examination, the intensive confrontation and occasional convergence of the different positions, which found a neutral platform in the 2nd IHRF, is described in unique fashion in Volume II of the International Human Rights Forum Lucerne (IHRF) series.

Human Rights and Terrorism (IHRF Volume I, Stämpfli Verlag Bern)

Does the international fight against terrorism represent a threat to the tradition of human rights? How can a modern state deal with the fight against terrorism and the protection of human rights? How can the economy contribute to supporting human rights?
The 1st International Human Rights Forum Lucerne (IHRF) on the theme of »Human Rights and Terrorism« explored these and other similar questions. Prominent actors and renowned experts from both home and abroad in the fields of politics, science, economics and the civil society used the forum as an opportunity to compare their different points of view and to explore all facets of the theme in detail.
These different perspectives as seen by the various actors are described in unique fashion in Volume I of the International Human Rights Forum Lucerne (IHRF) series, which describes the proceedings of the 1st IHRF.