Human Rights Day Celebration

Event Dates: 
 Human Rights Day & Awards Ceremony
"70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights"
Monday, December 10, 2018, 3:00 - 4:30pm
Lubar Commons (Law 7200), UW-Madison
Speaker: Honorable Sothy Tep, Cambodian Parliament Member, Human Rights Party
Remarks by: Professor Alexandra Huneeus (Chair, Human Rights Program) Attorney Hillary Vedvig
Light Refreshments will be served.
About The Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted 70 years ago on December 10, 1948 in the aftermath of World War II. The UDHR was followed by two treaties – International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.  The foundation laid by the UDHR for the development of human rights is monumental and December 10th is now celebrated as the World Human Rights Day. Because it was drafted 70 years ago, some question its efficacy for the world today.  
Awards Ceremony:
To celebrate the UDHR's Anniversary, the Human Rights Program at UW-Madison invited all undergraduates to participate in an essay competition on the theme “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights for the 21st Century.” Participants were asked to highlight the role that human rights should play in our world today and in the future. Winners of the essay competition will be announced.  
Sponsored By:
The Human Rights Program, GLS, UNA Dane County and UNA UW-Madison
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