On December 10, 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As chair of the UN Commission on Human Rights, Eleanor Roosevelt was instrumental in the drafting process of this landmark UN document. To celebrate the 65th anniversary of the UDHR and assess the relevance of human rights in today’s world, the Roosevelt Study Center has organized a special meeting with first-rate speakers. You are invited to join us for this event.
Where & when: Den Haag, 10 December, 15.00 hrs.
See this Flyer for all info: Invitation seminar
15.30 Opening of meeting by Kees van Minnen
15.40 Kees Flinterman
“The Significance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Past and Present”
16.05 Beatrice de Graaf
“Human Rights and Security Policy: A Tense Relationship”
16.30 Renée Jones-Bos
“Human Rights as Cornerstone of Dutch Foreign Policy”
16.45 Coffee/tea break
17.15 Responses by Henk Schulte Nordholt, Jan Abbink, and Pralay Kanungo
17.45 Panel discussion of all speakers and questions from the audience
18.15 Barbara Oomen, book presentation
Rights for Others: The Slow Home-Coming of Human Rights in the Netherlands (Cambridge University Press, 2013)