Call for contributions: 70 Reflections on Human Rights

Wednesday 17 October 2018

70 Reflections on Human Rights

On the 10th December 1948 the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. At the time, the Chairperson of the General Assembly remarked that ‘it was the first occasion on which the organized community of nations had made a declaration of human rights and fundamental freedoms’, and that ‘millions of people, men, women and children all over the world, would turn to it for help, guidance and inspiration’.

70 years later, as we approach the 70th Anniversary of the UDHR, we have the opportunity to reflect on both the real and symbolic value of human rights, domestically and internationally, in the past and today.

Accordingly, the Human Rights Consortium is collating reflections from people around the world who have shown commitment to human rights. These contributions will come together to form an exhibition on ’70 Reflections on Human Rights’, which will be put on display at Senate House and featured on the Human Rights Consortium social media pages.

If you are working in the field of human rights we would like to hear from you! In one sentence, please tell us a general reason why human rights are still important, or a reflection on the value of human rights today in light of the 70 year anniversary of the UDHR. We will share your quote, name and organisation on our social media platforms and an event at the University of London on the 10 December 2018. Please email all contributions to with the title "UDHR 70", the deadline for contributions is the 23rd of November.