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VII Conference of the European Charter on Human Rights in the City

The next Conference on the European Charter on Human Rights in the City will take place in Tuzla (Bosnia - Herzegovina) between 7 and 9 October 2010. After the Conferences in Barcelona (1998), Saint-Denis (2000), Venice (2004), Lyon (2006) and Geneva (2008), the Charter celebrates 10 years of existence in a country with a recent past that calls for greater efforts to be made towards peace and the guarantee of human rights.

The CISDP has been working on promoting the European Charter on Human Rights in the City since the Conference in Geneva (2008), in order to provide it with a permanent structure that consolidates its ability to influence the design of local public policies.

14 cities and institutions from Spain, France, Slovenia and Bosnia-Herzegovina attended the meeting of the CISDP "Human Rights and Local Governments" Working Group on 11 December 2009 in Barcelona. This Working Group will be the framework used to promote the Charter in the future. The meeting agreed on a Working Plan for 2010 - 2011 for the Group, and approved the plan for the conference presented by the mayor of Tuzla, Mr. Jasmin Imamovic.
The conference will be entitled "Local authorities providers of quality of life and individual welfare" and will include 3 round tables for debate on harmonious diversity, high quality public services and sustainable development.

The minutes of the meeting can be consulted at:

The next meeting of this Working Group will take place on 19 February in Saint-Denis, the city that was the setting for the production of the Charter 10 years ago, and which continues to play a key role in its promotion. This meeting is open to all cities wishing to become involved in the organisation collective process of the 7th Conference.