12 online events and webinars for Human Rights Day 2023

December 10 2023 marks the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a landmark in international human rights law. The commitment to essential rights and freedoms intended to underpin a global drive to promote safety, peace, and dignity for all. These 12 accessible events are an opportunity to explore human rights in context from Indonesia to Palestine, from museums to governments.

Global Forum against Racism and Discrimination 2023 – UNESCO


This forum seeks to explore the possibilities for socioeconomic development with combatting systemic racism at the heart of policy making.  – more info here.

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Human Rights Day Lecture – University of Iowa

When? Dec 6, 2023,  12:45-01:45 PM CST

Professor Catherine Powell critically analyses, through a feminist, anti-racist lens, the relationship between security, war, and COVID – more info here.

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Human Rights Day Webinar: The state of environmental rights in contemporary Indonesia – Australian National University Indonesia Institute

Community protests against illegal land development, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo by James Anderson, World Resources Institute.

When? 7 Dec 2023, 4-5:30pm AEDT

This webinar explores the socio-ecological transformations in Indonesia and the conflicts, criminalisation, and effects on the sectors such as mining and fishing that it has created. More info here.

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Human Rights Day 2023 – Library of Congress

When? Dec 7, 2023 8pm GMT

Dr Sarah Cooper will deliver a lecture about scientific literacy and the use of forensic science in criminal justice processes.  More info here.

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Human Rights in Law and Life – The Royal Society of Edinburgh

Equalities and Human Rights Commission via Flickr

When? 7 Dec 2023, 18:00-19:30 GMT

This webinar explores the impact of Scotland’s Human Rights Bill in the broader context of the fight for human rights and dignity. More info here.

UNA-USA’s International Human Rights Day Celebration – United Nations Association of the United States of America

Universal Declaration of Human Rights wall at the UN by Jordan Lewin via Flickr

When? Dec 8, 2023 7:00PM GMT

This UN event spotlights the achievements of the Universal Declaration of Human rights before launching the UNA-USA American Youth Declaration of Human Rights. Attendees will then have the opportunity to learn from experts in the field about hands-on approaches to support human rights advocacy. More info here.

Online Circle — How do we human? – We have the choice

When? 10 Dec 2023 18:00-20:30 GMT

This virtual circle ritual seeks to centre humanity and compassion in the wake of the crisis in Palestine/Israel. More info here.

Demystifying Law: Making law accessible for younger audiences – University of Warwick Law School

When? 11 Dec 2023 10:00-11:30 GMT

A series of presentations on exciting work being done to make law interesting and engaging for children and young people. Includes speakers from the University of Warwick, Queens University Belfast, University of Sheffield and City University of London. More info here.

MA Human Rights and MA Understanding and Securing Human Rights – University of London

When? 11 December, 15:30-17:00 GMT

This webinar will hear from academics at the University of London about the benefits of studying on their human rights master’s courses. More info here.

Museums and Human Rights – International Council of Museums

Anselm Kiefer exhibition, white cube, London, England via Flickr

A webinar exploring the role of museums in protecting and furthering human rights. More info here.

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Still We Rise: Our Voice, Our Rights, Our Future – Article 3 

Eleanor Roosevelt and United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the GPA Photo Archive via Flickr

When? December 11th, 10am – 2pm PST

This event outlines a commitment to purpose and solidarity and a call to action on the journey to protect and expand human rights. It will be livestreamed to a global audience. More info here.

Annual Human Rights Statement 2023 launch – The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

Photo by Marcella via Flickr

When? 11 Dec 2023 12:00-14:00 GMT

Join The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission as they launch their statement detailing the current state of human rights in Northern Ireland. More info here.

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