Toogdag 2019: looking back
On Thursday 20 and Friday 21 June, the Faculty of Law of the Maastricht University hosted the Annual Research day of the NNHRR. This year’s Annual Research Day (Toogdag) revolved around the theme of efficiency of human rights, and provided for valuable presentations and discussions from many different angles. The event was arranged in Maastricht, and occurred during the course of two days. On the night of Thursday the 21st, PhD researchers were given the opportunity to engage in a cultural workshop by Candida Snow. Following this, the documentary The Long Haul was shown, after which a panel discussion took place.
After a lunch break, the afternoon session was opened. The theme of this session was ‘human rights at the individual level: individual experiences and key actors’. The first presentation was given by the Leiden University Assistant Professors Stephanie Rap and Katrien Klep, on the topic of child participation in legal proceedings. Subsequently, Elif Durmus presented the work of the Cities of Refuge project, concerning the role of individual agency of local government officials in the materialization of human rights at the local level. The day was completed with a closing keynote speech by Professor Suzanne Egan who in an extensive way analysed the notion of effectiveness of human rights.
Prof. Dr. Fons Coomans, Dr. Andrea Broderick, Dr. Roland Moerland, Claire Boost
Maastricht University, Faculty of Law