The Right to Life: A Talk with Prof. Yuval Shany

22 January 2019
  • Starts at: 15:00h
  • Fee: Free
  • Venue: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
  • Organiser: T.M.C. Asser Instituut and Le Club de Droit International
  • Address: R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22
    2517 JN The Hague
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In November of last year, the United Nations Human Rights Committee released its groundbreaking general comment on the right to life. Prof. Yuval Shany, chairperson of the Committee and special rapporteur for the general comment, made clear its significance: “The right to life is the prerequisite for the enjoyment of all other human rights. The general comment provides a rich and authoritative statement of the obligations deriving from the right to life, which the Committee defines as ‘the supreme right.’”

The Asser Institute is pleased to host the next event of Le Club de Droit International, in cooperation with the Israeli Embassy. Prof. Yuval Shany, Chairperson of the UN Human Rights Committee, will address the Committee’s General Comment on the Right to Life, moderated by  Prof. Yvonne Donders, University of Amsterdam.

This meeting will be held in English and is free of charge although registration is required.

Please register at no later than 18 January 2019.