The Berlin Forum on Global Politics, the Institute for Global Dialogue, and the RECLAIM! Universal Human Rights Initiative are pleased to announce that we are jointly organizing a call for papers on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and its Articles. The UDHR is the landmark document for the international human rights movement of the 20th century, and remains its legal bedrock today.
Our publication will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Declaration, aiming to expand awareness about the document in general and understanding about contemporary human rights issues in particular. We believe that discussing and sharing ideas on the UDHR will help to make it more effective in protecting human dignity and security. For these reasons, we will also distribute our publication under a Creative Commons license, so that everybody interested in reading and sharing it can do so freely.
If you are an institution, organization, group, or individual who is interested both in the trials and prospects of the Declaration, we invite you to submit an abstract for an article – short, informative, and written without jargon – and contribute to academic, expert, and public understanding of the UDHR and its Articles. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is Monday, 24th June, 2019.
You can read the call for papers in its entirety here and download it here.
(Photo credit: United Nations Photo | Flickr: Eleanor Roosevelt, Chair of the United Nations Human Rights Commission, on 1st July 1947)
The Berlin Forum on Global Politics welcomes a new contributor to our blog, Adam S. Wilkins, as we launch a blog post series related to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and a global political initiative to reaffirm support for the Declaration and the observance of human rights.
Adam starts the blog post series explaining the historical background of the UDHR, the nature of its political context, and the politics of its ratification, and poses questions about where the Declaration stands today. The blog post, entitled ‘The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: The Historical Background and the Challenge Today’, is available here.
For more information on the global political initiative, which will be explained in detail in another blog post, please visit the website of the RECLAIM! Universal Human Rights Initiative.
This year, 2017, brought upon many changes, lessons, and challenges in political terms. During 2018, the Berlin Forum will redouble its efforts and deliver more public research and exchanges to clarify global politics and contribute to democracy, international understanding, and cooperation between countries and their civil societies.
In the New Year, 2018, we will share details about new international collaborations, an upcoming public event and discussion about sustainable development, a worldwide citizen initiative on human rights, new blog post series, and several others.
We wish our friends, religious and secular, the very best during the winter and new year celebrations, and look forward to continuing to better understand the world and shape a better tomorrow with you!
(Photo credit: Variation of designs by Piotr Młodożeniec and Jerry Jaspar)
The Surveillance Studies Network (SSN) is a registered charitable company based in the UK with a worldwide membership. SSN is dedicated to the study of surveillance in all its forms and the free distribution of scholarly information. The SSN awarded Miguel for an article that he published in their academic journal, Surveillance & Society, after a double-blind peer-review. The article, entitled ‘Contesting a Biopolitics of Information and Communications: The Importance Of Truth and Sousveillance After Snowden’ is published under a Creative Commons license and is readily available to be read and downloaded here.
The Berlin Forum on Global Politics congratulates Miguel on the awards and is proud to count him among our co-founders and co-directors!