Conference to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The growth of illiberalism across the world represents a serious threat to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To mark the 70th Anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights is hosting a conference to consider the ways in which three key institutions of liberal democracies, the media, civil society and universities are confronting the threat of illiberalism. Each of these institutions is facing different forms of illiberalism in different parts of the world and the panel discussions will explore not only the forms of illiberalism that they face but also the manner in which illiberalism is being confronted in different ways in different societies. 

The keynote address will be given by Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and can be viewed live on the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights Facebook page at 0930 BST.

The conference will comprise three panel discussions and all sessions will be streamed live.

Media strategies to promote quality, independent and fact-based journalism
View Live Stream at 1100 BST

Chair: Timothy Garton Ash (Professor of European Studies, University of Oxford)
Ezgi Basaran (journalist, Turkey)
Soma Basu (independent journalist and founder
Nic Dawes (Head of Media, Human Rights Watch, New York)
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen (Director, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford)

Civil Society Strategies to protect and promote human rights in illiberal contexts
View Live Stream at 1330 BST

Chair: Chris Stone (Bonavero Institute Advisory Board and independent advisor on justice reform, organisational strategy, and innovation in the social sector)
Adam Bodnar (Ombud, Poland)
Osai Ojigho (Amnesty International, Nigeria)
Annelen Micus (Bonavero Institute of Human Rights)

Universities and Illiberalism
View Live Stream at 1530 BST

Chair: Harold Hongju Koh (Yale Law School)
Pratap Bhanu Mehta (Ashoka University, India)
Michael Ignatieff (President and Rector, Central European University, Hungary)
Louise Richardson (Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford)
John Sexton (formerly President, New York University)

Closing Remarks:
Helen Mountfield QC (Principal, Mansfield College)

Please note: This event is by invitation only.