Wednesday, December 10, 2008
It's the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Via the United Nations: Human Rights Day: Dignity and Justice for All of Us:
The universal declaration of human rights: A living document
Many things can be said about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). It is the foundation of international human rights law, the first universal statement on the basic principles of inalienable human rights, and a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. As the UDHR approaches its 60th birthday, it is timely to emphasize the living document’s enduring relevance, its universality, and that it has everything to do with all of us. Today, the UDHR is more relevant than ever.
Read the full text of the UDHR.