The London International Human Rights Congress 2011
"Immigration & Integration in an Age of Austerity: Challenges and Opportunities"

(London, November 22nd - 25th, 2011)

Event Introduction

The London International Human Rights Congress is an international Conference held by the ICD, in partnership with the Slovenian Democratic Party and in cooperation with leading organizations. The aim of the conference is to reflect on the operation and application of Human Rights with particular focus on Immigration and Integration. The program will consist of lectures, seminars, debates and panel discussions that will feature leading figures from international politics & diplomacy, academia, civil society, and the private sector.

Since the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, the dignity and respect afforded to the protection of Human Rights across the Globe has faced an unprecedented amount of challenges. In our Globalised and Multicultural world rights relating to Immigration and Integration are those which are both most important in terms of International Relations, and those most at risk. It is during times like these that the International Human Rights framework is tested in a way like never before. Raising new questions such as how far should National Financial or Economic failings be allowed to influence the Universality of access to fundamental rights? The London International Human Rights Congress will discuss the challenges and opportunities which arise in the quest to protect Human Rights in the 21st Century.

Conference Speakers »

Speakers during the conference will include leading figures and experts from civil society, international politics, academia, diplomacy, and the private sector from across the world. These speakers will include a number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board (for further information about the Advisory Board please click here).

Conference Participants »

The conference is open to applications from governmental and diplomatic officials, civil society practitioners, young professionals, students and scholars, private sector representatives, journalists, and other interested stakeholders from across the world.

If you would like to reserve a position, please click on the "Apply Now" link below:


Certificate of Attendance

All participants will be awarded an official certificate of attendance upon completion of the program, which provides details about the speakers and topics at the conference. Each certificate will be signed by members of the ICD's Advisory Board.


Conference Locations

Based in London the conference, will be hosted at a number of important political and cultural locations across the city (The Romanian Embassy, The Charity Centre, Goldsmiths University of London and . Latham & Watkins London Offices).

Participant Papers »

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy encourages research and progressive thought on the fields of culture, globalization, and international relations. As such, the ICD welcomes participants of the conference to submit relevant papers addressing topics within these fields particular to their interests and passions. Participants can submit papers written in the past for other purposes or ongoing research, or written specifically for the conference. Groups of students are also allowed to submit collaborative pieces of work.

Congress Agenda »

The London International Human Rights Congress shall take place over a period of 4 days. The goal of the London International Human Rights Congress is to renew the International agenda on Human Rights and reiterate and renew the importance of dedication to Human Rights on both the International and National Level. Discussion on the renewed importance of Human Rights is significant in 2011 as State?s across the globe find themselves both trying sustain a multicultural and equal society whilst simultaneously managing what has become a global debt crisis, and other challenges to multiculturalism.

The Congress seeks to achieve a new global commitment to International Human Rights in this new modern Age of Austerity and will achieve these goals by exploring the routes and avenues by which a balance can be sought between dedication to a modern Human Rights regime as well as Immigration and Integration. (more)