«We're young and know our rights!»: Panel discussion on Human Rights Day 2018

Monday, 10.12.2018 – Monday, 10.12.2018


A speech bubble saying we’re young and know our rights.
A panel discussion about young people, human rights and the judiciary to mark Human Rights Day 2018. © Stefan Jaberg

Whether in Switzerland or in developing countries, nowhere is the topic of young people's day-to-day human rights so tangible as in relation to public security. The police and the judiciary have a key role to play in protecting young people's human rights. At the same time, they also have to set boundaries whenever young people fail to respect the rights of others.

Location: Polit-Forum Bern, in the Käfigturm

Marking the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Swiss Agency for Development (SDC) is organising a panel discussion on international Human Rights Day 2018 in association with the City of Bern, Amnesty International Switzerland and the Polit-Forum Bern.

The talks will focus on the role of the judiciary and the police in relation to the protection – or violation – of young people's rights. They will cover a range of issues from the day-to-day experience of young people in Bern and the practices of the judicial system in Bern to the situation in the SDC's partner countries.


Participants in the panel discussion:

Inana Göbel-Bösch, programme officer, Conflict and Human Rights, SDC

Alex Haller, head of Youth Welfare Office, City of Bern

Nino Santabarbara Küng, lead youth attorney of the Canton of Bern

Aina Waeber, youth member of the board of Amnesty International Switzerland

Andrea Zellhuber, officer for the prevention of violence, terre des hommes Switzerland


Welcome: Thomas Gass, assistant director general of the SDC

Moderator: Lisa Stalder, journalist

Sprache: Deutsch

Followed by a drinks reception.