Kennedy School Hosts Discussion Honoring 70th Anniversary of Human Rights Declaration

October 11, 2018
70th Anniversary of Human Rights Declaration

The Kennedy School held a discussion featuring University of Virginia Professor James B. Loeffler ’96 Wednesday in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Declaration, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948, articulates legal and moral principles for “fundamental human rights to be universally protected.” While legally non-binding, the document has been frequently cited as a basis for international agreements and domestic laws.

Wednesday’s discussion — which was hosted by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy — focused on the history and modern significance of the document, as well as the evolution of international human rights recognition. The event was moderated by Mark L. Wolf, a senior judge on the District Court for Massachusetts and a senior fellow at the Carr Center.

Read the full story in The Harvard Crimson.