The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Seventy; A Review of Successes and Challenges, 21st and 22nd June 2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 08:00 to Friday, June 22, 2018 - 23:45
Maynooth University

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a landmark instrument in the history of human rights. The Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations, and sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected. It has significantly influenced the development of human rights law and policy, internationally, regionally and domestically.

 Maynooth University Department of Law is organising a conference entitled “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Seventy; A Review of Successes and Challenges” on 21st and 22nd June 2018. This conference will include discussions by keynote speakers, in addition to a number of papers focusing on different aspects of human rights protection since the adoption of the UDHR, submitted in response to a Call for Papers.

Keynote speakers confirmed include:
• Prof Michael O’Flaherty, Director of the Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Union
• The Hon Mr Justice John Mac Menamin, Judge of the Supreme Court of Ireland
• Anastasia Crickley, Outgoing Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
• Prof Philip Leach, Director of the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre and Professor of Law at Middlesex University
• Judge Shireen Fisher, Justice of the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone
• Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission
• Professor Eduardo J. Ruiz Vieytez, Professor of Constitutional Law at University of Deusto, Bilbao
• Liam Herrick, Executive Director of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties
• Esther Lynch, Confederal Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation
• Prof Keith Ewing, Professor of Public Law at King's College London. 
• Sindy Joyce, Human Rights Defender and Doctoral Scholar, University of Limerick
• Prof Randy Lippert, Professor of Criminology at University of Windsor, Canada

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Thank you to the Conference and Workshop Support Fund at Maynooth University for supporting this event #loveirishresearch