The right to communicate: Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human

Sharynne McLeod, Kate Crowe, Suzanne Hopf, Rena Lyons, Deborah Hersh, Michelle Pascoe, Kate Crowe, Gabriela Simon

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Abstract

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2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Article 19 focuses on the right to communicate and states: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” (United Nations, 1948). Professionals in the field of clinical linguistics and phonetics have an important role in promoting communication rights.

Purpose * The purpose of this panel is to expand the discussion of communication as a human right as it relates not only to Article 19, but also to subsequent national order to examine a broad range of interpretations of communication as a human right, this panel draws on divergent perspectives from across the globe (Australia, Fiji, Ireland, South Africa, and USA). First hand accounts of people whose right to communicate is compromised/upheld are included and other papers will be presented by people with expertise and advocacy roles in speech-language pathology and education.

Results * This panel will consider communication as a human right from four perspectives: (1) communication rights of all people, (2) communication rights of people with communication disabilities, (3) communication rights of children, and (4) communication rights relating to language choice.

Conclusions * This panel will present commentaries and reviews, as well as original qualitative and quantitative research presenting “information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers” (United Nations, 1948). Attendees will be challenged to consider a rights-based perspective in their research and practice to support communication rights.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018
Event17th International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association (ICPLA) Conference 2018 - Corinthia Hotel St George’s Bay, St Julian’s, Malta
Duration: 23 Oct 201825 Oct 2018
https://www.um.edu.mt/events/icpla2018

Conference

Conference17th International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association (ICPLA) Conference 2018
CountryMalta
CitySt Julian’s
Period23/10/1825/10/18
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