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70 YEARS ON: What next for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

70 YEARS ON: What next for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

7th December 2018

What: International Conference: Exchange of Views “70 Years on: What Next For the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?”
When: 7 December – To align with the UN Day of Human Rights on the 10th December 
Where: Danish Parliament. Copenhagen, Denmark

In a prestigious event in the Danish Parliament in Copenhagen, the International Observatory of Human Rights will partner with Liberal International Committee and Radikale Venstre and its local partners in Denmark to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the UN declaration of Human Rights.

The event will begin with a workshop for local students who will be joined by Rasmus Helveg Petersen, Former Minister for Climate and Energy and Director of the Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy and Markus Löning, Chairman of LI Human Rights Committee. The workshop will give the students the opportunity to explore the current human rights issues in Denmark, how human rights fits within the political system and what is Denmark’s place in the international human rights arena.

The students will then have the opportunity to participate in the conference to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the UN declaration of Human Rights.

In the run up to this important anniversary on the 10 December 2018 the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein issued a statement to remind the world of the impact of the Universal Declaration.  

“The Universal Declaration has helped countless people gain greater freedoms and equality. Violations have been prevented; independence and autonomy have been attained. While not all the promises of the Universal Declaration have been fulfilled, many people have been able to secure essential rights and freedoms and put an end to discrimination.”

Conference Programme

7 December 2018

Conference event moderated by Trish Lynch Chief Correspondent, IOHRTV
Exchange of Views “70 Years on: What Next For the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?” Markus Löning, Chairman of LI Human Rights

16:00 Welcome Message from Morten Østergaard, Leader of Radikale Venstre (Denmark)
16.30 Keynote speakers in conversation with Trish Lynch.


Zhanna Nemtsova — Founder, Boris Nemtsov Foundation
Morten Østergaard — Former Minister of the Interior, Member of Parliament Leader of Radikale Venstre (Denmark)

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