In the City of Graz, there live many people with varying first languages. In the spirit of a lived culture of human rights, it is of particular importance to make a city’s human rights report evaluating the current human rights situation as accessible to as many citizens as possible. In line with this, the Human Rights Council of the City of Graz decided to translate the short version of its 2021 Human Rights Report into in total five different languages, thereby emphasising and valuing the City’s linguistic diversity.
For the creating of the different language versions, it was possible to establish a cooperation between the Executive Office of the Human Rights Council of the City of Graz with the Institute of Translation Studies of the University of Graz. Students and teachers of four languages participated in the pilot project, namely Italian, French, Slovene and Russian. They provided four translations of the short version of the 2021 Report during respective courses offered in the summer semester 2022. These versions can be found online and downloaded on the website of the City of Graz.
Further, the Executive Office of the Human Rights Council, namely the ETC Graz, established the English version of the short 2021 Report, which is also downloadable.
Besides German, the short version of the 2021 Report can now be read in five different languages. You can find the different versions here: https://www.graz.at/cms/beitrag/10396705/7771447/Menschenrechtsbericht_Kurzversion_in_verschiedenen.html
The Human Rights Council of the City of Graz extends their gratitude to all participating students and teachers of the ITAT, and would like to particularly thank them for their commitment and high-quality work. It is only because of them, that even more people have access to the important issues of the 2021 Human Rights Report of the City of Graz.