25th Annual Symposium: Protecting Religious Freedom and Dignity: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70
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The 25th Annual International Law and Religion Symposium of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies (ICLRS) will be held 7-9 October 2018. The theme this year, “Protecting Religious Freedom and Dignity: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70,” will focus on the 70th Anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Topics will include the history and implementation of the UDHR, human dignity as a central idea of human rights, and the protection of international religious freedom and human dignity by various institutions, among others. Delegates from various nations and organizations will gather to present their perspectives. Sam Brownback, United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, and Ann Power-Forde, an Irish lawyer and academic, and former judge at the European Court of Human Rights, will be the keynote speakers. 

2018 marks the 25th Symposium event sponsored by ICLRS. To date, more than 1200 delegates from some 125 countries have met together to discuss principles of religious liberty and to explore ways to better implement these principles. 

Details and recordings from past symposia are available on the ICLRS website. Watch this page for updates on the 2018 Symposium.