Event information

15-16 October 2018

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

Event

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?

UDHR Berlin

Location

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Hiroshimastrasse 17, 10785 Berlin

Access

Consult the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung website to get more information about acces to their office in Berlin.

MORE ON THIS THEMATIC AREA

Session of the UN Committee against Racial Discrimination News

New Paper Examines the Diversity in Membership of the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies

27 February 2018

Our new paper ‘Diversity in Membership of the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies’ examines the composition of UN human rights treaty bodies (TBs) notably in relation to gender balance, geographical representation, as well as TBs members’ subject-matter expertise and professional background.

Read more

Portrait of Marco Sassòli News

Professor Marco Sassòli Steps in as New Director of the Geneva Academy

3 September 2018

Professor Marco Sassòli has been appointed as the new Director of the Geneva Academy. He takes up this role following the retirement of Professor Robert Roth.

Read more

Hands typing on a laptop Event

The Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association Online

11-12 October 2018

A Geneva Human Rights Platform consultation with the Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association, civil society representatives and academics.

Read more

Syria,  Aleppo, great Umayyad mosque. Destructions. Short Course

The Interplay between International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

25 January - 22 February 2019

This course focuses on the specific issues that arise in times of armed conflict regarding the respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights. It addresses key issues like the applicability of human rights in times of armed conflict; the possibilities of restricting human rights under systems of limitations and derogations; and the extraterritorial application of human rights law.

Read more

General view of the room XX and delegates during of the High Level Segment of the 31st Session at the Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland, February 29, 2016 Short Course

Optimizing the Human Rights Council: At the Interplay Between Law and Politics

23 January - 1 February 2019

This course focuses on the functioning and the mechanisms of the United Nations Human Rights Council, as well as on the dynamics at play in this major human rights body.

Read more

A woman worker at a construction site in India Project

Human Rights and Gender Equality in the Context of Business Activities

Started in June 2018

This project aims to support the UN working group’s consultation process and thus contribute the promotion and protection of human rights and gender equality in relation to the business sector via research on international human rights law and policy related to gender equality guarantees and their application to business activities, and the organization of a global conference in Geneva.

Read more

Data connections with a man's shadow on the back Project

HUMAN RIGHTS, BIG DATA AND TECHNOLOGY PROJECT

Started in May 2016

We are a partner of the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project, housed at the University of Essex’s Human Rights Centre, which aims to map and analyse the human rights challenges and opportunities presented by the use of big data and associated technologies. It notably examines whether fundamental human rights concepts and approaches need to be updated and adapted to meet the new realities of the digital age.

Read more