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:
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.
2012 Brussels Declaration
Defender of Freedom Award
9:00 ICLA staff Registration
9:30 ICLA staff Morning coffee
11:00 Valentina Colombo — The myth of ”Islamophobia”
11:30 Alexandre de Valle — The dangers of the Istanbul Process
12:00 Sabatina James– The trouble of being an apostate
13:00 Lunch break
16:20 Alain Wagner and Ned May and Elizabeth Sabbaditcsch-Wolff read — The ”Brussels Declaration” and its implications
17:00 ICLA staff wrap up