Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Auckland student represents NZ at Human rights lab in France

7 July 2014

Auckland student to represent New Zealand at Human rights lab in France

23 year-old University of Auckland student Julia Reynolds will represent New Zealand at the second edition of LabCitoyen, an international Human Rights lab in France, gathering 82 young people travelling from 60 different countries.

Selected from over 20 candidacies, Julia’s application stood out due to her long-lasted involvement in human rights organisations. Over the last few years, she has taken part in university associations, such as “Equal Justice Project”, a student run pro bono initiative empowering communities to seek equal access to justice through education, service, and advocacy. She was also the president of the Street law section, informing students of the judicial rights and was a founding member of “law for change”, which aims at promoting New Zealand public interest law. She presents a special interest in women, children and ethnic minorities’ rights.

From July 7th to 16th, Julia will be exchanging with students from over the world around the theme “Human Rights in the digital era and the fight against discriminations”. During 10 days, the participants have a full-packed programme of visits, workshops and lectures, including a notable one on the fight against death penalty to be given by the French Minister of Foreign affairs and International development, Mr Laurent Fabius.

Other lecturers to take part in the lab include Mrs Patrizianna Sparacino-Thiellay, French Ambassador for Human rights, Nobel Prize Mrs Anne Denis, Mr Bernard Benhamou, French expert on Internet and the economy of information as well as representatives from Global Voices, Inter-LGBT or Human Rights Watch.

The participants will also visit the National Assembly where they will get to exchange on the exercise of democracy.

Labcitoyen is a mobility programme for young people proposed by the Embassy of France in New Zealand in partnership with the Institut Français, centred on the theme of human rights and liberties. Its aim is to promote French as a language of debate and action in the context of today’s major issues.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Cricket: Dramatic Win Puts Black Caps In Finals

In Parliament: When Parliament resumed at 2pm the House passed a motion on a voice vote admiring the performance of the New Zealand cricket team in last night’s World Cup semi-final and wishing them well for the final on the weekend. More>>

ALSO:

Moon Shot/Kills Switch: The X Factor Judges Removed

MediaWorks has today decided that Natalia Kills and Willie Moon are no longer suitable to judge The X Factor and have removed them from the show. MediaWorks CEO, Mark Weldon, said that last night on The X Factor both Kills and Moon made comments that were completely unacceptable. More>>

ALSO:

Tessa Nichol: Up Up & Away In The Wairarapa

It’s an overcast morning in the Wairarapa but the mood on the ground in Carterton’s Carrington Park is anything but grey. More than 20 hot air balloons are getting ready to take off into the cloudy sky to mark the start of this year’s Wairarapa Balloon Festival. More>>

Golden Shears: Scotsman Wins Golden Shears Open Final

A Scottish shearer who settled in New Zealand to farm in Taranaki has become the first shearer from overseas to win the Golden Shears Open Shearing Championship. More>>

ALSO:

Shipped On A Bottle: Young Change-Makers Take To The Sea On Plastic Bottle Kayaks

With the aim of harnessing innovative design to construct kayaks solely from recycled materials, the “waste positive” project Plastic Bottle Kayak brings adventure into Kiwi classrooms. The call is out now for classrooms to send in messages and artwork to be inserted into the bottles. More>>

TV3 Video: Auckland Arts Festival Kicks Off

The Auckland Arts Festival kicks off March 4, with artists from New Zealand and all over the world on show. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news