The global rise of populist leaders, entrenchment of authoritarianism, and migration crisis at Europe’s shores, accompanied by an increase in xenophobia, racism, and Islamophobia, threatens to reverse the accomplishments of the modern human rights movement. What were the trends, successes, and challenges on the human rights front in 2017? What can governments, civil society, the media, and the public do in 2018 to push back against the global assault on human rights? What role does Iceland play, and how can it make a difference?
Open seminar Thursday 25 January from 12 to 13 in Askja 132 at the University of Iceland.