Monday, January 11, 2016

Symposium: 50th Anniversary of the Adoption of the ICCPR and the ICESCR

On April 14-15, 2016, Institute for Public International Law at the University of Zurich and the European Society of International Law will co-host a symposium on the "50th Anniversary of the Adoption of the ICCPR and the ICESCR." The program is here. Here's the idea:
On 16 December 2016 it will be 50 years since the UN General Assembly adopted the two human rights covenants, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). Not unlike with human beings, the 50th birthday of a treaty offers a good opportunity to reflect on what has been achieved in the years that have passed, to assess the present situation and to look to the future. This symposium aims to provide a forum for reflection on these issues by bringing together experts and stakeholders from a range of disciplines and world regions.