Global Protection of Human Rights: Who can see the wood for the trees?

4 October 2018
Sakharov center
19:00 - 21:00
lecture in Moscow
The lecture is of interest for:
Are you a student of international law? Do you want to know more about the history of human rights protection? Maybe you see yourself defending human rights or working for one of the large international juridical organisations?
The wider public
Human rights have been widely discussed in various contexts: migration, civil society and emancipation, among others. It concerns every individual, society, state, as well as the relations between each of these actors. In this lecture you will learn more about todays human rights protection system.
Are you active in the fields of international law and human rights? Have you ever had difficulties applying supranational law at the national level? The lecture gives you an opportunity to know more about current trends and challenges in the development in the human rights protection at a global level.
Researchers and professors
Join the lecture to share your knowledge and experience with a colleague from the Netherlands. Learn more about the latest research in the field of human rights
Main topics
The lecture is in English without translation
The idea of human rights has a long history. Since 1945, when the United Nations was established, world leaders have cooperated to codify human rights in a universally recognized regime of treaties, institutions, and norms.

On the occasion of the forthcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights this lecture reviews in a nutshell the development and codification of human rights at a global and regional level. As part of that development, a multiple of international procedures to monitor and supervise compliance with the provisions of human rights treaties has arisen. Unfortunately, these monitoring procedures often work independently of each other.
However, ideas to achieve an integrated international monitoring system within the framework of the United Nations, preferably with effective enforcement mechanisms, have, until now, not been warmly received by the international community.
What improvements could be made?

Nicolaas Schrijver
Dr. Nicolaas Schrijver is Professor of Public International Law, Leiden University. Since September 2017 he also serves on the Council of State of the Netherlands, which is the principal legal advisory body of the government and parliament. Previously, he was the Academic Director of the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies as well as a Senator and Chair of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs. Currently, Nicolaas Schrijver also serves as the President of the Institut de Droit international, one of the most renowned institutes in the field of international law. He is a former Chair of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (2000-02) and also served as the President of the International Law Association (2010-12) and President of the Royal Netherlands Society of International Law (2003-11). Furthermore, he is member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, including the former Chair of its Committee on the Pursuit of Academic Freedom . During 2009-2016 he served as independent expert member on the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and from 2005-2010 he served on the UN High-level Panel on the Right to Development. Nicolaas Schrijver is the author of various books and numerous book chapters and scholarly articles in the field of international law, peace and security, international co-operation, human rights and sustainable development.
Thursday, 4 October 2018, 19:00
Sakharov Centre
ul. Zemlyanoy Val 57, str. 6
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