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Malala Yousafzai to address the inaugural public meeting of the Global Citizenship Commission at the University of Edinburgh

Malala Yousafzai to address the inaugural public meeting of the Global Citizenship Commission at the University of Edinburgh

Welcome

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Further Information for 19 October 2013

Welcome

The Global Justice Academy is delighted to welcome the Global Citizenship Commission to the University of Edinburgh on 19 October 2013.

The Global Citizenship Commission – a body of global leaders representing politics, religious institutions, law and philanthropy – will be led by former Prime Minister, Gordon Brown.

The Commission will re-examine the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and discuss the many global developments since its passing over 60 years ago. Malala Yousafzai, the teenage girl who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, will be guest of honour at the event and will deliver a keynote address.

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The Global Justice Academy has been working with students, through its Human Rights Courses, to encourage greater understanding of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Academy hopes to support students, staff and the wider public to make submissions to the Global Citizenship Commission: find out more about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through our UNHDR resource sheet:

Click here to view our resource sheet.

Further Information for 19 October 2013

To view the University full Press Release, please click here.

Click here for more information on the GCC visit this link. 

Please use Eventbrite to register to attend.

See also, preparation event:

Ethics Forum
Date: Friday 11th October
Time: 1pm-2.30pm
Location: Seminar Room 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square
Title: Is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Still) Fit for Purpose?
Speakers: Mark Bevan, Director, Amnesty International Scotland Christine Bell, Professor of Constitutional Law, Director, Global Justice Academy, University of Edinburgh