woensdag, maart 10, 2021 - 19:30 to 21:00

Online interview and dialogue with Australian Ambassador Matthew Neuhaus, Wednesday 2021 March 10, 7.30 - 9 p.m.

Please click here for Dutch invitation.

'Faith 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. We start with online sessions regarding the distinct meanings of this most translated document of the world. The Ambassador of Australia in the Netherlands, Matthew Neuhaus, is our first guest on Wednesday 10 March 2021.

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.

On Wednesday 10 March at 7.30 PM, the Ambassador of Australia, Matthew Neuhaus will speak about human rights as an ambassador and as a diplomate. He is involved in The Hague based international organisations that promote human rights such as the International Criminal Court (ICC), and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the only Dutch organisation that has won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Matthew Neuhaus, Australian Ambassador in the NetherlandsNeuhaus was born in Australia and raised in Tanzania. He has served as Australian Ambassador in Nigeria and Zimbabwe, and as a representative to the United Nations in New York, and at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London. How did Africa impact his career with regard human rights issues? What role did IofC play in his life and work? What does it mean to Neuhaus that The Hague branded itself as the international city of Peace and Justice? And, in terms of ‘human rights diplomacy’, what is his view on human rights issues in countries such as China or Myanmar?

Join us on Wednesday 10 March, 7.30 p.m. Please register via the link below. After registration you will receive more details including Zoom-link. Link for registration: https://tinyurl.com/UDHR75

Wednesday, march 10th, 7.30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
via zoom - free of charge
Any donations will be gratefully accepted
The language during this event is english