Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70: rejuvenate or retire?

Hosted by LSE Human Rights

Old Theatre, Old Building


Professor Francesca Klug

Professor Francesca Klug


Professor Conor Gearty

Professor Conor Gearty

At the beginning of the year in which the UDHR’s 70 birthday will be commemorated around the globe, Francesca Klug asks: is the Declaration no longer relevant for our modern world or has its time finally come?

Francesca Klug is a Visiting Professor at LSE Human Rights and former Director of the Human Rights Futures Project from 2001-2015 at the LSE Centre for the Study of Human Rights.  Francesca was formerly a Senior Research Fellow at King's College Law School where she assisted the government in devising the model for incorporating the European Convention on Human Rights into UK law reflected in the Human Rights Act.

Conor Gearty (@conorgearty) is Professor of Human Rights Law at LSE.

LSE Human Rights (@LSEHumanRights) is a trans-disciplinary centre of excellence for international academic research, teaching and critical scholarship on human rights.

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