Action Committee for Artist's Rights
The ITI Action Committee for Artist Rights was formed at the 33rd World congress of the International Theatre Institute in Xiamen, China, September 2011.
The group will watch and make the international theatre community
react to treats and violence against theatre people and severe
restrictions to work with theatre activities, wherever it occurs in
the world. If you have to report about such cases, please, refer to the contacts below.
The work includes:
- to follow the reports from Human rights Watch, Amnesty International, Freemuse and other international non-governmental organisations
- to encourage the national ITI centres to follow-up and give information on this issue and their own and other countries
- to give an annual report from the ITI, preferably on World theatre Day, March 27
- to have a report from the group as a point on the agenda on the Executive Council meetings.
The work refers to the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and
Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, the UNESCO
Recommendation Concerning the Status of the Artists and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Faynia Williams (GB), Sara Zaker (Bangladesh), Gad Kaynar (Israel),
Hamadou Mande (Burkina Faso), Teresa Eyring (USA), Tatjana Ažman (Slovenia)
Ambroise Mbia (Cameroon), Raija Sinikka Rantala (Finland), Richard
Crane (GB), Yoko Odagiri (Japan), Kazuhiko Matsuda (Japan), Il Soo
Shin (Korea), Kevin Bitterman (USA), Lydia Fort (USA), Peter Jordan
President: Ann Mari Engel (Sweden)
Secretary: Thomas Engel (Germany)
Secretariat of the Action Commmittee for Artist Rights
c/o ITI Centre Germany, Mariannenplatz 2, D-10997 Berlin
Secretary: Thomas Engel: th.engel(at)iti-germany.de