International Conference "Looking beyond the 50th Anniversary of the Covenants. What Interdependence and Indivisibility of Human Rights?"

Padova, 13 and 14 December 2016

Sudjelovali smo na međunarodnom kongresu o ljudskim pravima na Sveučilištu u Padovi

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the UN covenants on economic, social and cultural rights and on civil and political rights, the Human Rights Centre of the University of Padova, in cooperation with the UNESCO Chair “Human Rights, Democracy and Peace” of the same university, organises and promotes the International Conference “Looking beyond the 50th Anniversary of the Covenants. What Interdependence and Indivisibility of Human Rights?”.

The Conference, which takes place in Padova on 13 and 14 December 2016, aims to nurture a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral debate on the present and especially the future of human rights promotion, protection and implementation. It sets the focus, in particular, on the evolution and state of realisation of the principle of interdependence and indivisibility, the linchpin of the human rights paradigm, and on how human rights are put to the test by the challenges and crises emerging at multiple levels today and up to 2030, also in light of the UN Agenda for sustainable development.

The Conference adopts an inter-disciplinary approach to enhance interactions among the various scientific standpoints that can contribute addressing the issue and their respective methodologies, and aims specifically to raise such debate on the future “sustainable development” of the human rights machinery within the new generation of human rights scholars.

 

Adopted by General Assembly resolution 2200A (XXI) of 16 December 1966, the two Covenants set out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights that everyone has and, together with the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, form the International Bill of Human Rights. Both entered into force ten years later, in 1976, the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights counts now 168 State parties; the Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights has received 164 ratifications.

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