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UDHR at 70: Redundant or still relevant?

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Tuesday 24 April 2018, 7.00PM to 9.00pm

Speaker(s): Professor Francesca Klug OBE, distinguished human rights academic, published author and broadcaster

York: Human Rights City event

A public lecture by Francesca Klug OBE to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The United Nations adopted The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in December 1948, establishing a vision for a better world in response to the atrocities of the Second World War. To mark its 70th anniversary, Professor Francesca Klug, OBE, discusses whether the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is still relevant to meet the evolving challenges of the modern world against the backdrop of globalisation, the return of ‘strongmen,’ and growing nationalism and xenophobia. There will be a Q&A session with Francesca after her lecture.

Professor Francesca Klug OBE is a distinguished human rights academic, published author and broadcaster. She is currently Visiting Professor at LSE Human Rights where she was previously a Research Professor for 14 years. She is a former Chair of the British Institute of Human Rights, and has also been Chair of Freedom from Torture, as well as a Commissioner on the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Amongst her many contributions to human rights work, she is probably best known for advising the government on the model for incorporating the European Convention on Human Rights into UK law in the form of the UK Human Rights Act (1998). As Director of the Human Rights Act Research Project (and its successor body), she subsequently monitored and evaluated its impact and advised on its implementation.

This is one of a number of events planned for 2018 to celebrate the UDHR; this event also marks the first anniversary of York becoming the UK’s first Human Rights City.

York: Human Rights City is a collaboration between the Centre for Applied Human Rights at UoY and York CVS (along with other public and civil sector organisations). 

Location: Friends Meeting House, Friargate, York, YO1 9RL

Admission: is by free ticket only. Please book below.


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