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Human Rights Today: Celebrating 70 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Seventy years ago, the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

Drafted under Chairwoman Eleanor Roosevelt, the UDHR inaugurated the modern international human rights system. This panel discussion explores past accomplishments and future challenges of human rights under the UDHR. The anniversary will also be marked by the unveiling of a bust of Eleanor Roosevelt, gifted to Columbia Law School in recognition of her contribution to human rights.

This event is free and open to the public. If you have any questions please reach out to hri [[at]] law [[dot]] columbia [[dot]] edu.

This event is co-sponsored by the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute and Columbia University’s Office of University Life, Master of Science in Bioethics program, and Institute for the Study of Human Rights. This UDHR anniversary event will also be marked by the unveiling of a bust of Eleanor Roosevelt, made by artist Marie Šeborová and gifted to Columbia Law School by Art for Amnesty Founder Bill Shipsey and the Evelyn Jay Sharp Foundation, in recognition of Roosevelt's contribution to human rights.

Students who require accommodations and/or have questions about physical access can contact the Office of Disability Services at 212-854-2388 or disability [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu. Requests for CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) or sign language interpretation require a two-week notice.


Additional Speakers

Gillian Lester

Suzanne Goldberg

Laura Roosevelt

Roger Cohen

A. Kayum Ahmed

Agnes Callamard

Sarah Cleveland

Lynn Freedman

Tracy Robinson