Only Human: 70 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights [Melbourne]
Monday November 26, 2018 - 6:15 PM
Level 2, The Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3004
Please notify us of all access requirements when booking – contact reception on 03 9094 7800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Linda D'Ornay & Anna Vost
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About the Show
SPEAKERS: Hugh de Kretser, Nyadol Nyuon, Ruth Barson
In December 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, setting out a standard of basic rights and freedoms inherent and inalienable to all human beings across the globe.
Seventy years later, we’ll look back on this revolutionary moment and reflect on the status and progress of human rights today. Our panel of experts will discuss some of Australia’s human rights failings – the over-imprisonment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and offshore detention for asylum seekers, in particular – within the context of the global progress towards improved human rights.
Who are the critics, and what are the criticisms, of the theoretical and legal framework of human rights? And what does it mean when our elected representatives openly flout our obligations?
This event will be Auslan interpreted.