Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences
Central Michigan University,
Mt. Pleasant, MI
November 10-13, 2011
More than fifty years after the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), the attainment of universal human rights remains elusive. The persistence of repressive and discriminatory national policies, cultural practices, wars, genocide, ethnic cleansing, terrorism, rape, and other forms of violence threaten the maintenance of human rights.