human rights day – huh?

1948:

it is 60 years to this day that
the United Nations Security Council adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
the first global expression of rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled
that confirms

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

2008

after
many wars
many revolutions
many empires crumbling
many acts of terrorism and violence
long after the ‘claimed’ emancipation of slavery and end of apartheid
I am certain there are many individual in our world TODAY
who have never heard of human rights, let alone
know of their individual rights as
a human being.

Full article: human rights day – huh?

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~ by littleindian on 2008, December 10.

 
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