The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70

The panel explores what strategies are developing to adapt to a complex environment for human rights to work.

Research event Recording
29 November 2018 — 6:00PM TO 7:30PM
Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights celebrates its 70th anniversary against a backdrop of fractured global politics and the rise of nationalist forces that reject many of the values the Declaration espouses.

  • What strategies, tools and networks are civil society and other actors developing to adapt to this complex environment for human rights work?

  • And what role does the Declaration and the human rights treaties it has inspired play in shaping responses to current global challenges such as deepening inequality, new forms of technology and climate change?


Phil Bloomer, Executive Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Julie Broome, Director, Ariadne Network
Allison Corkery, Director of Rights Claiming and Accountability Program, Centre for Economic and Social Rights; Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity, London School of Economics
Chair: Sonya Sceats, Associate Fellow, International Law Programme

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