Event

Essex Public International Law Lecture: The Travels of Human Rights: The UNESCO Human Rights Exhibition 1950-53

  • Mon 15 Mar 21

    09:00 - 10:00

  • Online

    Zoom

  • Event speaker

    Professor Hilary Charlesworth, Melbourne Laureate Professor, University of Melbourne.

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Public International Law Lecture

  • Event organiser

    Law, School of

Please join us for the latest instalment of the Essex Public International Law Lecture Series.


The Essex Public International Law Lecture Series welcomes you to to the latest instalment presented by Professor Hilary Charlesworth, Melbourne Laureate Professor, University of Melbourne and chaired by Dr Emily Jones from the School of Law at the University of Essex.

 

The Travels of Human Rights: The UNESCO Human Rights Exhibition 1950-53

This paper discusses a travelling exhibition designed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1950 to introduce the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), adopted by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on 10 December 1948. I will first describe the provenance of the UNESCO exhibition and then discuss how its images relate to the rights contained in the UDHR. While designed to shore up the claims that the rights in the UDHR had a universal origin, these images tell us more than their curators intended about the specificity of the human at the centre of international human rights law.

Speaker

Hilary Charlesworth is a Melbourne Laureate Professor at Melbourne Law School. She is also a Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University. She is a member of the Institut de Droit International and served as Judge ad hoc in the International Court of Justice in the Whaling in the Antarctic case (Australia v Japan) (2011-2014) and is currently Judge ad hoc in the Arbitral Award of 3 October 1899 case (Guyana v Venezuela).

About the Essex Public International Law Lecture Series

The Essex Public International Law lecture series is founded, hosted and co-chaired by Dr Meagan Wong and Dr Emily Jones based in the School of Law. This is a weekly lecture series featuring judges of international courts and tribunals, leading academics, and practitioners of international law from governmental service, international organizations, and private practice from across the globe. The series prides itself on building on two important intellectual traditions of international law: formalism and international legal practice, and international legal theory including postcolonial and feminist perspectives. 

We welcome all students, academics, practitioners and legal advisors to join us.

How to register

You can register here for the event which will be held on zoom.

For further information

Please contact Dr Meagan Wong, meagan.wong@essex.ac.uk and Dr Emily Jones, e.jones@essex.ac.uk.

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