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15-16 October 2018

70 years Universal Declaration of Human Rights – A Time for Concern or Celebration?

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November 1949, Eleanor Roosevelt of the United States holding a Universal Declaration of Human Rights poster in French. November 1949, Eleanor Roosevelt of the United States holding a Universal Declaration of Human Rights poster in French.

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), this conference in Berlin, co-organized with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Forum Menschenrechte and the German Institute for Human Rights, will discuss the significance of the UDHR today:

  • How relevant is the UDHR in times that see the rise in both horizontal and vertical inequality as well as increasing political instability?
  • How has the international human rights landscape, as well as concrete human rights priorities changed over the last 70 years? Is the scope of rights still adequate to the human situations in the 21st century?
  • And to what extent can current international human rights instruments be utilized to achieve some of the standards outlined in the Declaration?

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