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70 Years "Universal Declaration of Human Rights"

Celebration, lectures, and discussion - event with Jacqueline Neumann and Michael Schmidt-Salomon in Hamburg

On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To duly commemorate its 70th anniversary, the Secular Forum Hamburg, with support from the Giordano Bruno Stiftung and other cooperating partners, invites Jacqueline Neumann (Institut für Weltanschauungsrecht - Institute for Worldview Law) and Michael Schmidt-Salomon (gbs) as speakers to a ceremony at Patriotische Gesellschaft Hamburg on Monday, December 10, 2018 (start: 8 pm, admission 7 pm).​

After an introductory speech by jurist Jacqueline Neumann "No human rights without God? - Why the Pope is wrong", gbs spokesman Michael Schmidt-Salomon takes the guests on a German "legal expedition" from the cradle to the grave on the subject of "The human right to a worldview neutral state". The event thus forges a link from the Human Rights Charter as "humanity's world cultural heritage", which was created by men and women of all times, cultures, and continents, to current legal policy issues and the pressing need for reforms in Germany.


  • Welcome: Konny Neumann, chairman of Säkulares Forum Hamburg e.V.
  • Greeting: Dr. Kurt Duwe, vice president of Hamburgische Bürgerschaft
  • Keynote lecture "No human rights without God? - Why the Pope is wrong": Dr. jur. Jacqueline Neumann, coordinator of the Institut für Weltanschauungsrecht (ifw)
  • Keynote lecture "On the human right to an ideologically neutral state: the blind spot of the German legal system": Dr. Michael Schmidt-Salomon, spokesman of the Giordano Bruno Stiftung (gbs) and member of the ifw board
  • Afterwards: discussion
  • Host: Dr. Arnold Alscher, head of the working group "Interkulturelles Leben" of Patriotische Gesellschaft von 1765

Flyer to the event program in German

The ceremony 70 years "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" will take place on Monday, December 10, 2018, in the Patriotische Gesellschaft von 1765 (Kirchhof-Saal, Trostbrücke 4-6, 20457 Hamburg) and starts at 8 p.m. (admission: 7 p.m.). Admission is free, registration is not required.

Directions: The nearest transit stations are "Rathaus" on line U3 and "Jungfernstieg" on lines S1, S2, S3, U1, U2 and U4. Nearest car parks: "Große Reichenstr. 14" and "Neue Gröningerstr. 12". Traffic information: The streets "Trostbrücke" and "Neue Burg" are closed to traffic on the day of the event due to road construction work.