THE CHALLENGE OF UNIVERSALITY
Yesterday afternoon, 10 September 2018, RENATE member Marie Hélène Halligon, OLCGS, attended a Conference organized by the Permanent Mission of the Holy See to the Council of Europe.
This event was to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Room 9 was full of priests and CINGO representatives… with a few women too!
In due course, we will have a copy of the speakers ‘talks.
It was most interesting to see the discrepancy between the theory and practice, presented by the speakers (Juridical and Political efforts to promote the universality of Human Rights) and questions from the audience. It was also interesting to note the lack of power afforded Regional legislation, regarding Human Rights, populism or the fact that the EU have yet to ratify the Declaration.
Notwithstanding the above, what I loved as a RENATE Representative was to meet with many known or unknown people after the event: Mgr. Paul Gallagher, the Holy See’s Secretary for Relations with States, Alessandra Aula (BICE) and other people of interest for RENATE to be best known in the Council of Europe.
Link to follow in due course.
Prepared by Marie Hélène Halligon, OLCGS.