Getting Human Rights Back on Track

Event Global Politics

October 28, 2021 Getting Human Rights Back on Track

Please join us for a discussion on how “new rights” and new interpretations of established rights debase and undermine unalienable rights and why the United States should restore clarity to a domestic and global conversation that has become politicized and muddled. 

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One of the most lasting and valuable gifts that America has provided the world was creating a system of government that recognized that all human beings possess unalienable rights. cmart7327/Getty Images

Thursday, October 28, 2021

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

The Heritage Foundation

Allison Auditorium

214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC
20002

Description

One of the most lasting and valuable gifts that America has provided the world was creating a system of government that recognized that all human beings possess unalienable rights and that governments should not violate these rights. Under the leadership of Eleanor Roosevelt, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) expounding this vision to the world. The UDHR was an extraordinary consensus among representatives from diverse countries, political systems, cultures, languages, and religions. However, this remarkable consensus has come under increasing challenge by those who seek to reinterpret and expand the number of “rights” to encompass matters never envisioned in 1948.  

Please join us for a discussion on how “new rights” and new interpretations of established rights debase and undermine unalienable rights and why the United States should restore clarity to a domestic and global conversation that has become politicized and muddled. 

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