Registration Open for 2013 Annual Human Rights Conference April 18-19

| February 26, 2013

Approximately 12 million people are stateless – they are not citizens to any country – despite the human “right to a nationality” that is outlined in international law.

Register today for the 2013 Annual Human Rights Conference: The Rights of Indigenous People’s and Stateless Persons taking place April 18 and 19. For more information on the conference and a tentative schedule of events, click here.

The 2013 human rights conference centers on the rights of indigenous peoples and stateless persons. Planned in coordination with the Year of International Human Rights (YIHR), the two-day conference offers different perspectives on the intersection between human rights protection and recognition.

Both indigenous peoples and stateless persons often suffer from lack of political and social recognition, and their human rights are regularly threatened despite the existence of international legal protections. For instance, many indigenous groups struggle to maintain their cultural traditions and self-determination even after the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Approximately 12 million people are stateless – they are not citizens to any country – despite the human “right to a nationality” that is outlined in international law. This conference brings together experts, scholars and students to examine the human rights ramifications stemming from lack of full legal and social recognition.

A dynamic program of lectures, expert panels, break-out sessions and exhibitions will allow participants to critically consider the necessity of recognition for upholding international human rights and ensuring that human dignity is protected for all.

If you have questions, please email humanrights@webster.edu.

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