Thursday, December 13, 2018
State Department Human Rights Staff Speak Up
After criticizing some of the formal government statements issued regarding human rights day earlier this week, its now time to give credit and kudos to the staff of the State Department's division of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor for their video blog series on the provisions of the UDHR that are most meaningful to them!
The link to the series is available at the State Department blog, DIPNotes. Drawing on their own personal experiences -- for example, as a public defender prior to joining the State Department, or as a young student living in a foreign country -- staffers movingly describe why the provisions of the UDHR are important benchmarks in the world, and why they continue to believe in the power of human rights.