The Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival will showcase and highlight the extraordinary work of human rights defenders in Ireland and around the world and the role of the arts/artists in promoting human rights today. The Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival will link the arts to civil society, active citizenship and politics through a series of performances, film screenings, music, dance and arts-based workshops, featuring guest speakers and panel discussions celebrating and promoting dignity and respect for all people equally. The festival runs for eleven days from the 19 to 29 September at a range of venues including the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Science Gallery Dublin, dlr Mill Theatre Dundrum, Buswells Hotel, EU House and more. Full festival programme available on http://smashingtimes.ie/centrefortheartsandhumanrights/dublinartsandhumanrightsfestival/