Faith in Human Rights @75

Towards 75 year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Faith in Human RightsFaith in Human Rights @75, towards 75 year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights' is the title of a new programme of Initiatives of Change the Netherlands (IofC NL). The programme
intends to incite enthusiasm for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). On the way to its 75th anniversary on 10 December 2023, we organise different events that show
how universal human rights impacts all of us.

Exactly 75 years ago, members of the United Nations started a cross-cultural dialogue on what it means to all of us to have rights on account of being born in the human family. Delegates from all
possible backgrounds and worldviews voted in favour of the Universal Declaration on 10 December 1948. The dialogue on what the universal human rights actually mean still continues. Meanwhile,
the Declaration has inspired millions of people in a worldwide movement.

In a series of interviews and dialogue, we discuss the motivation of people to engage themselves in human rights activism; the spiritual or moral basis of human rights; the judicial side of human rights
and its meaning for the rule of law, and human rights as a political instrument.

Celebrating 75 Years of 'Linggadjatie Agreement': December 9, 18.00 - 22.00 hrs. Register HERE!
On the first contours of a human rights culture


Jessica den Outer


Should we give rights to Nature?
A dialogue with environmental lawyer Jessica den Outer


'It is a lonely battle at times'
 A conversation with Uyên Lu, human rights activist and psychosocial therapist 


Tim Verheij - Jurist HiiL


'User-friendly justice is the best way forward'
A conversation with Tim Verheij, researcher at The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law



'Our human rights are enshrined within our faiths'
A conversation with prof. Azza Karam, Secretary-General to Religions for Peace


Matthew Neuhaus, Australian Ambassador in the Netherlands

'People have rights as well as duties'
A conversation with Matthew Neuhaus, Australian Ambassador to the Netherlands


Willem Jansen - Program coordinator IofC Netherlands

‘Onbegrensde’ vrijheid van meningsuiting
'Juristen en politici hebben sindsdien het document gekaapt als basis voor internationaal recht, respectievelijk een vorm van mensenrechtendiplomatie.'  - Willem Jansen