The end of the rule of law?

#event In the 70th anniversary year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights we reflect on the continued role of the rule of law in promoting and protecting human rights, in a global context where pushback against rights protection is becoming increasingly more virulent. How well have the rights of the UDHR been realised, particularly in relation to gender and women’s rights, in domestic, regional and international systems? How have breaches of the UDHR been treated as international crime? How can problems in human rights frameworks be addressed in a way that strengthens rule of law and rights?


- Saman Zia-Zarifi, Secretary-General, The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Geneva

Panel discussion including:

- Carlos Ayala, ICJ Vice-President and former Chair of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
- Andrew Clapham, Professor of Public International Law, The Graduate Institute, Geneva, and Member of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan
- Luis Gallegos, Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations in Geneva
- Sanji Monageng, ICJ Commissioner and Judge at the International Criminal Court, The Hague - Patricia Schulz, Member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women


Robert Goldman, Acting ICJ President and Professor of Law, Washington College of Law American University and Member of the Eminent Jurists Panel on Terrorism, Counter-terrorism and Human Rights

An aperitif will be served after the event at 20:00.

Organised in partnership with the International Commission of Jurists
Room C1
Maison de la paix, Geneva

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