The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: 1948-2008

Two days from now, 10th December 2008, is the 60th anniversary of one of the most important documents ever written, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Read it, and think about how well your nation measures up. Sadly I can’t say it makes me proud to be British.

You can can find out more about the anniversary at http://www.un.org/events/humanrights/udhr60/.

One thought on “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: 1948-2008”

  1. I recently read portions of the South African constitution and came over all inspired and patriotic – it’s a testament to the importance of human dignity and essential freedoms. It’s also a stark reminder of how much work there is to do before the rights enshrined in a constitution can be made real and inalienable for 50 million people.

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