UN Human Rights Council: Ten Years On.
Human Rights is one of the three pillars of the work of the United Nations (UN) and its recognition has gained momentum since the inception of the Human Rights Council (the Council) nearly ten years ago. Despite a number of notable successes, the Council has
not been without criticism during its short existence. The Council’s ten-year anniversary in 2016 will differ from its five-year anniversary, as there will be no formal review of its work. This creates an excellent opportunity to assess the Council’s key successes whilst recognising and discussing its shortcomings.
This year’s Conference will examine the achievements and failures of the UN Human Rights Council within the context of the UN human rights system as a whole. Keynote speakers with experience in NGOs, UN institutions, and academia will present their various insights on the Council and the human rights system. In conjunction with student panellists, pertinent questions will be examined. Why are so many resolutions directed at developing nations rather than developed nations? Is the strong rhetoric of the Council matched by action? Are Member States avoiding key human rights issues through political tactics? Is the Council really an improvement upon the United Nations Commission on Human Rights?
POSTGRADS: This is a great opportunity for you to showcase your work. If you would like to be directly involved in the conference, please download the 'Call for papers' and Abstract Application form from our website:
The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to Monday 11th January 2016.
If you have any queries, please contact the Student Conference Committee on firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you all there!