“To Hope Rather than to Fear:” A Celebration of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70

Monday, Dec 10 2018 10:00 pm

Event End Time 2018-12-11 01:00
Event Location Russell Senate Office Building 2 Constitution Avenue Northeast Washington, DC 20002
Co-sponsors Amnesty International, American Jewish World Service, IJM, Human Rights Watch, Human Rights First, Martin Ennals Award, PEN America, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, ISHR, Open Society Foundations, OMCT, Front Line Defenders, FIDH, Freedom House, Freedom Now
In Event Types: Conference

Please join us to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 20th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders. This event will feature both a panel and a reception. You will be registered for both the panel and reception at the completion of this form. Appetizers and refreshments will be served during the reception.

Event Details
Monday, December 10, 2018

Part 1: Honoring the 20th Anniversary of the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders
Time: 5:00 – 6:00PM
Room: Russell 385
Moderated by Hina Jilani, Former UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders

Speakers:
Vladimir Kara-Murza, Vice chairman of the Open Russia movement and chairman of the Boris Nemstov Foundation for Freedom
Marino Córdoba, President and Founder of AFRODES, the National Association for Displaced Afro-Colombians, and finalist for the Martin Ennals Award
Radhya Al-Mutawakel, Chairperson and co-founder of Mwatana Organization For Human Rights

Part 2: Human Rights @ 70: A Reception Celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Time: 6:00 – 8:00PM
Room: Senate Kennedy Caucus Room

MC’ed by Margaret Huang, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA. Remarks by Freedom House President Michael J. Abramowitz.

Honorary Co-Hosts:
Senator Thom Tillis – Senate Human Rights Caucus Co-Chair
Senator Chris Coons – Senate Human Rights Caucus Co-Chair
Congressman Randy Hultgren – Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Co-Chair
Congressman James P. McGovern – Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Co-Chair

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