We Need Human Rights, and Human Rights Need Us – The Call for Individual Action in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Seventy-two years ago today, the ‘Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. To this day, this document remains our quintessential guide when it comes to human rights protection. That is why every year, on  December 10, we celebrate ‘Human Rights Day’. What is often forgotten, however, is that the Universal Declaration, aside from a list of rights, also includes a call for individual action.

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