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's Department of Law is now accepting submissions from academics, students and practitioners to submit an abstract (300 words approx.) on any area related to the protection of human rights since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for a conference entitled “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Seventy; A Review of Successes and Challenges” which will be held June 21st and 22nd 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.
Deadline for submission of abstracts: April 29th 2018.
Submit abstracts to: firstname.lastname@example.org
All presenters will be required to register for the Conference. Registration is open until June 12th 2018. The Conference Fee is €40.
Call for Papers: ‘The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Seventy; A Review of Successes and Challenges’
for a full list of confirmed keynote speakers and list of paper topics.
Draft Programme: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Seventy; A Review of Successes and Challenges available here.