THE BRUSSELS PROCESS, THE CONFERENCE OF THE 2012 BRUSSELS DECLARATION…….

 

This post contains pictures taken by myself at the conference of the main speakers, and appear below the fold.

Brussels 2012 Conference

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR FREE SPEECH & HUMAN RIGHTS

Sponsored by International Civil Liberties Alliance

On 9 July 2012, at the European Parliament in Brussels, writers and representatives of human rights and civil liberties groups from eighteen countries held the first International Conference for Free Speech and Human Rights, sponsored by the International Civil Liberties Alliance. The countries represented were:

Austria
Belgium
Canada
Denmark
Egypt
Finland
France
Germany
Ireland
Italy
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
UK
USA

The highlights of the conference were the presentation and signing of the 2012 Brussels Declaration, a foundational document to defend freedom of speech, civil liberties and human rights, and the presentation of the Defender of Freedom Award by keynote Speaker Mark Steyn to Lars Hedegaard, founder of the Danish Free Press Society and the International Free Press Society.

Agenda
Speaker Biographies
2012 Brussels Declaration
Defender of Freedom Award
Proceedings
Press Release
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AGENDA

9:00 ICLA staff Registration

9:30 ICLA staff Morning coffee

10:00 Philip Claeys and Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff — Opening remarks


10:15 Alain Wagner — ICLA relaunched


10:30 Hans Jansen — Keynote speech: The origins of Sharia

11:00 Valentina Colombo — The myth of ”Islamophobia”


11:15 Nidra Poller Jihad –- the effort to enforce Sharia

11:30 Alexandre de Valle — The dangers of the Istanbul Process

11:45 Mini-break

12:00 Sabatina James– The trouble of being an apostate


12:15 Sam van Rooy — Islam versus free speech


12:30 Pierre Cassen — Islamists & leftists & OIC united against free speech


12:45 Paul Weston — The need for Freedom in Britain (Tommy Robinson stands in for Paul Weston)

13:00 Lunch break


14:00 Mark Steyn — Keynote Speech: Defender of Freedom Award presented to Lars Hedegaard


14:15 Lars Hedegaard — Acceptance speech


14:45 Ingrid Carlqvist — The need for Free Press in Sweden


15:00 Ned May — Free speech after Breivik


15:15 Magdi Allam — Securing freedom of religion


15:30 Gavin ‘Lawman’ Boby — The Law and Freedom Initiative

15:45 Mini-break


16:00 Conny Axel Meier, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, Christian Jung — Short presentations

16:20 Alain Wagner and Ned May and Elizabeth Sabbaditcsch-Wolff read — The ”Brussels Declaration” and its implications


16:40 Panel of speakers — Q&A session, discussion

17:00 ICLA staff wrap up

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3 Responses to THE BRUSSELS PROCESS, THE CONFERENCE OF THE 2012 BRUSSELS DECLARATION…….

  1. Frank Clough says:

    Has Tundra Tabloids started supporting free speech now?

  2. James Boom says:

    It makes me sleep better at night knowing these conferences are taking place. I look forward to watching the videos.
    (I am a little dissapointed Australia, New Zealand and South Africa did not have representatives attending)

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