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Human rights, global wrongs: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70 – University of Reading

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Human rights, global wrongs: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was created in 1948, as a method to combat the horrors of Nazi Germany ever happening again. The Declaration sets out that there are fundamental rights that all people have by virtue of being born human. 70 years later and we see violations of those rights across the world. Torture, enforced disappearances, gender-based violence, repression of political dissidents, and many more. Recent years have seen the rise of totalitarian regimes and of state-sponsored racism and xenophobia.

In this talk Professor Rosa Freedman will explain what human rights are, why they matter, and the challenges we face in ensuring that individuals have their fundamental rights protected.

Event information

Date

21 November 2018

Time

19:30

Location

G10, Palmer building, Whiteknights campus

Contact

events@reading.ac.uk
0118 378 6718

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