UGENT Human Rights Research Network

Published on 29-03-2023, Last modified on 29-03-2023

International Conference “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 75: Rethinking and Constructing its Future Together”

06/12/2023 @ 23:59:59
Gent ICC – international convention center | Familie van Rysselberghedreef 2, 9000 Ghent

Registrations are open now!

The 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will be celebrated on 10 December 2023. Since its adoption, the Declaration has been read in multiple ways. Some have been inspired by it, others have found it wanting. At this conference, Ghent University will take stock and look forward, embracing a resolute engagement with human rights in their multiple contemporary dimensions.

The conference will put special emphasis on stepping out of our comfort or habitual zones and creating spaces for debating and learning from different perspectives. We invite contributions from scholars, practitioners, policy makers and artists who cross or are willing to cross boundaries and build bridges between academic disciplines, theory and practice, and political action and artistic engagement. Activists, policy makers, artists, and students are warmly invited to participate alongside both emerging and established academics.

We want to inject human rights with new energy, learn from each other and join forces. We shall meet, we shall walk, we shall talk, we shall co-create. Look at this conference as a major brainstorm—or as a big celebration from which you will return with new ideas, new friendships and new resolutions.


Scientific and organising committee

Eva Brems, Giselle Corradi, Stef Craps, Marie-Benedicte Dembour, Ellen Desmet, Tine Destrooper, Marijke D’Haese, Jan Orbie, Didier Reynaert, Christel Stalpaert, Geert Van Hove


More information on the Conference Website.