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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70: Foundations, Achievements, and its Legacy for Europe

28-11-2018

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70: Foundations, Achievements, and its Legacy for Europe

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In 1948, with the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, world leaders launched the human rights project rooted in the inherent dignity of every person. The Declaration ushered in an unprecedented approach to human rights as belonging to ‘all members of the human family’—a timeless, and yet groundbreaking, understanding of the universality of human rights.

In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ADF International launched the campaign, I’m Human, Right? and The Geneva Statement to reaffirm the understanding that fundamental human rights are based on the dignity that each person possesses, and to call upon the international community to recommit to the urgent work of ensuring human rights for all.

As part of this campaign, on 28 November at the European Parliament, a panel of speakers will discuss the continued relevance of this foundational human rights document and the responsibility of the international community to protect the fundamental freedoms it outlines.

This event is organised by ADF International.

Media partner – EURACTIV


Location

European Parliament
Rue Wiertz 60, 1047 Brussels

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Speakers

Marijana Petir MEP, Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality, European Parliament
Charles Tannock MEP, Subcommittee on Human Rights, European Parliament
Rónán Mullen, Irish Senator and Delegate to the Council of Europe
Carine Brochier, Project Manager, Institut Européen de Bioéthique
Pasquale Annicchino, Senior Research Associate Cambridge Institute on Religion and International Studies, Clare College and Associate Researcher Bruno Kessler Foundation
Lorcán Price, Barrister, Ireland
Timothy Devos, University Hospitals Leuven
Robert Mewton, Director of La Nouvelle Alliance

Contact

Simona Ovesea
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