Thursday, April 16 at 12:00

Group 2: The Human Rights Charter: past – present – future

In 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was approved and announced by the General Assembly of the United Nations. Since then it has been signed by nearly every country in the world.
Which parts of human existence are covered by the charter – what are our fundamental rights? Does the charter really apply to all parts of life? 60 years is a long time – so have there been any changes made to the wording of the law since its publication – has it been ever reviewed? Is the charter still up to date? Which new aspects should be included? What are the strengths, what are the weaknesses of the charter? The group should orientate and work directly on the wording of the law. The participants will discuss the content and structure of the charter, talk about their thoughts, add their own ideas to the text or even make a proposal for a new Human Rights Charter in the end. As a matter of course they will work closely with the other groups to expose problems or gaps within the charter.

The introductory lecture will be held by Katja Ganzke in cooperation with the Buchenwald memorial