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Programme Conference II

The Stockholm International Forum Conference on Combating Intolerance
Stockholm, Sweden, 29 39 January 2001

Monday 29 January

10.00 - 11.00 Opening session
The conference was opened with a film, produced by Sveriges Television, showing activities by a Right Wing Extremist party in Sweden
Welcoming Address by Prime Minister Göran Persson
Key-note speech speakers:
Mrs Mary Robinson, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR)
Professor Irwin Cotler, Member of Parliament, Canada

11.20 - 12.30 Plenary Session I, Presentation of Case Studies
Presenter: Mrs. Boel Evander, deputy Chief of Protocol
Speakers:
Dr Waldo Villalpando, INADI, Argentina
Mr Kumar Vishwanathan, Life Together Organization, Czech Republic
Mr Michael Samson, Le Monde, France
Ms Lynn Williams, US Holocaust Museum, USA

  Report from Research Seminar in Stockholm 18-19 October, 2000:
Professor Jeff Kaplan, presentation of Research Report

12.30 - 13.00 Messages from Heads of Delegation
Presenter: Mrs. Boel Evander, Deputy Chief of Protocol
Messages by:
Mr. Pavel Rychetsky, Minister of Justice, Czech Republic
Mr. Otto Schily, Minister of Interior, Germany
Mr. Elyakim Rubinstein, Attorney General , Israel
Mr. Roger van Boxtel, Minister of Integration, the Netherlands

  Lunch break

  Workshops /Seminars, session A

1 A. Educational Strategies Against Intolerance
Message from Head of Delegation, Mr Pal Csáky, Deputy Prime Minister for Human and Minority Rights and Regional Development, Slovak Republic
Moderator: Dr. Stephen Smiht, Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre, UK
Panel: The Hon. Ian Hancock, University of Texas – Austin, USA,
Ms Dimitrina Petrova, European Roma Rights Center, Hungary,
Ms Milena Hübschmannová, Charles University, Czech Republic

2 A. Legislation: Possiblilities, Limits, and Effects
Moderator: Professor Irwin Cotler, Member of Parliament, Canada
Panel:
Mr François Cordier, Proscutor, Tribunal de Grande Instance, France,
Mr Ronald Eissens, Director, MDI – Complaints Bureau for Discrimination on the Internet, Netherlands,
Mr David Rosenthal, University of Basel, Switzerland,
Dr Steven Shapiro, Legal Director, ACLU, USA

3 A. Local Communities: Problems, Strategies, and Actions
Moderator: Dr Jaap van Donselaar, Netherlands
Panel: Dr Anna-Maria Blomgren, University of Trollhättan-Uddevalla, Sweden,
Professor Wilhelm Heitmeyer, University of Bielefeld, Germany,
Professor Tim Miller, University of Kansas, USA

4 A. The Role and Influence of Media
Moderators: Ms Judith Vidal-Hall, Index on Censorship, UK and Mr Arne Ruth, Sweden
Panel: Dr Haideh Daragahi, Women’s Voice, Sweden,
Ms Slovenka Drakulic, Croatia,
Mr Jamal Mahjoub, Spain,
Dr Anneliese Rohrer, Die Presse, Austria,
Professor Ruth Wodak, University of Vienna, Austria


  Workshops/Seminars, session B

1 B. Educational Strategies Against Intolerance
Message from Head of Delegation Mr Pal Csáky, Deputy Prime Minister for Human and Minority Rights and Regional Development, Slovak Republic
Moderator: Dr. Stephen Smith, Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre, UK
Panel: The Hon. Ian Hancock, University of Texas – Austin, USA,
Ms Dimitrina Petrova, European Roma Rights Center, Hungary,
Ms Milena Hübschmannová, Charles University, Czech Republic

2 B. Legislation: Possibilities, Limits, and Effects
Message from Head of Delegation, Mr Heinz Fischer, Speaker of Parliament, Austria
Moderator: Professor Irwin Cotler, Member of Parliament, Canada
Panel: Mr Jeremy Jones, Executive Council of Australian Jewry,
Mr Charles Korman, Attorney, Cour d’Appel de Paris, Vice-President, LICRA, France, Professor Deborah Lipstadt, Emory University, USA,
Dr Steven Shapiro, Legal Director, ACLU, USA

3 B. Local Communities: Problems, Strategies, and Actions
Message from Head of Delegation, Mr Ján Kubis, Secretary General, OSCE
Moderator: Dr Beate Winkler, Director, European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia, Austria
Panel: Ms Anne-Marie Begler, Director, National Council of Crime Prevention, Sweden, Professor Robert Picht, Director, Deutsch-Französische Institut, Germany,
Mr Cyriel Triesscheijn, Rotterdam Anti-Discrimination Action Council, Netherlands,
Ms Dilyana Giteva, Director, Legal Defence Department, Human Rights Project, Bulgaria

4 B. The Role and Influence of Media
Moderators: Ms Judith Vidal-Hall, Index on Censorship, UK and Mr Arne Ruth, Sweden
Panel: Mr Bosse Lindquist, Swedish Broadcaster Corporation, Sweden,
Mr Bruno Schrep, Der Spiegel, Germany,
Ms Gitta Sereny, UK, Professor Ruth Wodak, University of Vienna, Austria


19.00 - The Prime Minister’s Dinner at the Stockholm City Hall followed by presentations and cultural performances
Moderator: Lord Janner of Braunstone
Speakers:
Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General
Gitta Sereny, Author/Journalist
Göran Persson, Prime Minister of Sweden
Performance by The Romeo & Juliet Choir



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