30 Years of Dispute Settlement – A Milestone in South Tyrol History


On 11 June 1992, the international conflict over South Tyrol was formally concluded with the presentation of the declaration of dispute settlement before the United Nations. 30 years later, Eurac Research is organizing a conference with representatives of the United Nations, scholars and politicians to discuss whether and to what extent South Tyrol can serve as an example for other conflicts in territories inhabited by minorities.

11 June 2022, 14:30 – 16:00
Municipal Theater of Bolzano, Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, 40

14:00-14:15Welcome Note: Irene Girkinger (Vereinigte Bühnen Bozen) and Günther Rautz (Eurac Research)
14:15-14:45KEYNOTE-SPEECH: Minority Rights are Human Rights
Fernand de Varennes, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues
14:4515:30Chair: Marc Röggla, Eurac Research
ROUND TABLE: Best practice and transferability of autonomy regimes
Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark, The Åland Islands Peace Institute
Francesco Palermo, Eurac Research and University of Verona
Emma Lantschner, University of Graz and member of the Advisory Committee on the Council of Europe’s Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM)
15:3015:45Coffee break
15:45-16:30Unfortunately the Final discussion has to be cancelled at short notice!

Simultaneous translation into German, Italian and English is provided.

All participants must register their attendance through the following link:

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