Creating Rights bridges art and human rights because art is a powerful form of expression contributing to the understanding and the application of human rights. Since its inception, the human rights movement has evolved and paved the way towards a comprehensive body of human rights law, conventions and treaties. However, the human rights framework is also the outcome of the determination and hard work of artists, activists, and other creative individuals across different countries. As such, they have a crucial role in our societies and contribute to the ongoing discussion on human rights.
It is our mission to create a platform giving visibility and opening a space for artists and human rights activists to bring forth their ideas, work and reflections. Creating Rights works with lawyers, artists, historians, curators, social scientists and activists. The interdisciplinarity of Creating Rights’ work allows for such issues to be exposed and explored outside of the traditional and professional frameworks they are developed in, thereby opening up a dialogue beyond national and thematic borders and ultimately to deepen actions in these domains.
What we do
Consulting and training activities are undertaken by the Director of Creating Rights, Fiana Gantheret, a Freelance Consultant with over ten years international legal experience in national and international organizations. Our diverse team at Creating Rights also works to support the activities of the organization.
Creating Rights offers consulting services on matters comprising elements of both art and international human rights law, international humanitarian law, and transitional justice.
This includes conducting research and write reports or studies on existing policies and practices in national, regional and international settings on the use of art in the human rights and transitional justice fields; conducting media, marketing and outreach analysis of human rights campaigns using art as a promoting tool.
Creating Rights creates and delivers trainings on diverse subjects within the areas of specialty of our organization, including: the protection of artistic freedom; outreach strategies of international or hybrid courts and tribunals and truth and reconciliation commissions; creating awareness towards human rights through art; understanding international legal instruments and institutions related to cultural heritage ; the use of art when dealing with transitional justice issues such as memory, accountability, trauma, and truth,
Our headquarters are based in The Hague, the Netherlands, the city of international peace and justice. We are conscious of the privilege we encompass merely by geographical location. We therefore try to use this position to connect activists, artists and other human rights and justice activists around the world with organizations and institutions based in the Hague, Brussels, Geneva and Strasbourg to bring awareness to their causes. We also work on networking with the branches of international organizations everywhere in the world, as well as with grassroots organization working on the forefront of defending human rights.
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