ICOMOS Latvia, in cooperation with the Faculty of History and Philosophy of the University of Latvia and the ICOMOS working group Our Common Dignity - Rights-based Approaches (OCB-RBA) held on 30 October 2020 an international online scientific conference “The importance of human rights in the heritage management: values, rights and heritage among the stakeholders’ interests”. The aim of the conference was to draw attention to the importance of human rights in the management of cultural heritage, as well as to look at Latvia's experience with issues connected to cultural heritage and stakeholders.
The team at Our Common Diginity and Icomos-Brasil are looking forward to offering a week-long workshop on Human Rights and Heritage Management 9-13 November 2020, where we will focus on what can be considered the two most difficult aspects of human rights theory: (1) how do we understand "culture" and (2) how can we deal with the fact that some rights are group-based or collective and others are individual? How can we balance conflicts between the rights of different communities?
ICOMOS Estonia and Estonian Academy of Arts hosted on 2-5 September 2020 in Tallinn and in the web the "Our Common Dignity" working group training course "Heritage Communities and Human Rights". Training course was held together with IUCN and ICCROM.
Interpret Europe – European Association for Heritage Interpretation organized an International Web Conference “Fostering Heritage Communities” in 8.-11.05.2020. A workshop on Rights-Based Approaches was provided by Ave Paulus and Riin Alatalu from ICOMOS Estonia. The presentation on the principles of the RBA and the importance of empowering the communities and respect for locals was complimented by several videos and received lively feedback from the experts working with the interpretation of the sites for the visitors. Watch videos below:
- Human Rights and COVID-19 | Contribution to United Nations reports
- On the crisis of the pandemic COVID-19 - Response from the ICOMOS "Our Common Dignity" WG
- Human Rights And Heritage Management Workshop - Rio de Janeiro, 11-15 May 2020
- Rights-Based Approaches Working Group at ICOMOS 2019 AGA, Marrakesh