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Published on 26-10-2023, Last modified on 26-10-2023

Walk through Ghent: Stories and social significance of human rights monuments

06/12/2023 @ 14:00:00
At the giant mystic leaf | Kouter, 9000 Gent

This activity is open to the public, and free of charge.

The walk will depart from the Kouter at 2 p.m. at the giant Mystic Leaf. Then we go through the center of Ghent to the Human Rights Monument at the Geldmunt, next to the Castle of the Counts. This is where former mayor Frank Beke will share the importance to keep human rights violations current and in the spotlight.

The walk then continues to the Miriam Makeba Square. The Miriam Makeba Square is a tribute to human rights activists. We here invite Henri Heijmans to testify about human rights activism. Henri Heijmans testifies to this monument. Henri Heijmans is an honorary magistrate and worked for the Ministry of Justice for 45 years in various capacities, specializing in criminal law and special attention to protect human rights. He will focus on the UDHR and the need to remain alert to possible threats.

We end the walk at the Amsab Institute of Social History, approximately at 4:30 PM.

-Amnesty International Gent
-Amsab Institute of Social History

Guide: Gert Verdonck

This event is part of the International Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Conference ‘The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 75: Rethinking and Constructing its Future Together’



Ghent citizens can register Here

Participants of the conference ‘The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 75’ can register Here