Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered the keynote address at a conference on 'Confronting Illiberalism: The role of the Media, Civil Society and Universities' hosted by Professor Kate O'Regan of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. The conference marked the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
About the conference
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 hosted 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 explored 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.