Human Rights Week focusses on colonial legacies and processes of decolonization

(02-12-2020) The interdisciplinary research consortium UGent Human Rights Research Network (HRRN) organizes the Human Rights Week from 7 to 11 December 2020.

This year the Human Rights Week focusses on the topic ‘colonial legacies and processes of decolonization’ with a program (partly in English, partly in Dutch) that reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the HRRN and its desire to collaborate closely with multiple societal actors.

On Monday and Thursday members of the consortium talk with Rachida Lamrabet and David Van Reybrouck about their books, respectively ‘Vertel het iemand’ and ‘Revolusi: Indonesië en het ontstaan van de modern wereld’. On Tuesday and Wednesday Nyanchama Okemwa, director of ENPAD and decolonization expert, will join us to talk about decolonization in general and at Ghent University. And last but not least there’s the launch of a new issue of het ‘Tijdschrift voor Mensenrechten’ dedicated to decolonization and human rights (on Tuesday) and a casting of the documentary ‘For Sama’ by Syrian citizen journalist Waad al-Kateab (on Friday).

The Human Rights Week is organized to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10th 2020.

Practical information

All activities are open to anyone, belonging to the Ghent University community or not. Registration is required. The full program and links to registration forms can be found in this document.


Giselle Corradi
Coordinator UGent Human Rights Research Network