The AHRI conference is where member institutions gather to coordinate and plan their research through working group seminars and to discuss current issues in defined research areas. The AHRI conference is held annually, and the conference is hosted by a different institution every year. The Annual Assembly meeting is also held during the conference.

2018 AHRI Conference

RENEWING RIGHTS IN TIMES OF TRANSITION:

70 YEARS OF THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

7-8 September 2018
University of Edinburgh, Scotland

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This year we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). At the time of its adoption, none of the drafters nor the UN General Assembly could have calculated the movement, norms, and practice relating to human rights for people across the globe that would grow from the document. Across every country, grassroots campaigners and civil society work to combat inequality across a host of civil, political, social, economic and cultural fronts. All 193 Members States of the United Nations are examined periodically with reference to the UDHR. Nine core human rights treaties and a number of further optional protocols have been agreed to give legal force to the promises set out in the UDHR. Governance of the international human rights system is overseen by treaty bodies, national human rights institutions, and other UN bodies. Each of these aspects of the grand human rights system has met unrelenting challenges and the 70th anniversary of the UDHR presents a perfect opportunity to take stock of how far we have come and how far we have to go.

For more information see the conference website.