On July 1, the first real-time conference in Europe since the start of lockdown took place at the Diplomatic Academy Vienna. This highly anticipated event, entitled “From Victory Day to Corona Disarray, 75 Years of Europe’s Collective Security and Human Rights Legacy of Antifascism for the Common Pan-European Future”, was organized

by the International Institute for the Middle East and Balkan Studies, Media Platform Modern Diplomacy, Scientific Journal European Perspectives, and Action Platform Culture for Peace.

After the end of World War II, the United Nations was founded to maintain international peace and security, build relationships among nations, promote social progress, better living standards, and human rights. The Nuremberg and Tokyo trials of 1945-1948 prosecuted war crimes and contributed to the development of international criminal law as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948). These laid down the foundation for the liberal international system that is based on the shared interest for maintaining the rule of law, cooperation to resolve security issues, and to maintain an open, stable system, in which institutions reinforce cooperation and collective problem-solving.


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