On 17 November 2023, our students attended the Warsaw Dialogue for Democracy 2023 conference entitled 75 Years of Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Legacy and Duty as part of the framework of the Natolin Academy of Migration Nest.
The students attended two panels: “The influence of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on the architecture of human rights system – from history to the present day” and “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a tool to protect and defend human rights and promote democracy around the world – current challenges and duties”. They also had to chance to engage with the panellists in two Q&A discussions as part of each panel.
The conference brings together civil society activists, academics, experts and government representatives from around the world to discuss ways of promoting democracy. This year, it aimed to highlight the legacy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for building free, democratic and inclusive societies based on the rule of law and respect for human rights.
The speakers analysed the importance of the document's basic rules and the impact of the document on modern democratic systems, as well as explored the core of the Declaration’s heritage as a legal and moral compass for the entire international community, both states and the organisations they create.