Ten victories to celebrate on Human Rights Day

Ten victories to celebrate on Human Rights Day

By Rene Wadlow
Monday, December 10, 2012, 10:35am

Ten victories to celebrate on Human Rights Day

Our age which has often been so cruel, can now pride itself on having witnessed the birth of a universal human rights movement.  In all walks of life brave individuals are standing up for their brothers who have been reduced to silence by oppression or poverty.  Their struggle has transcended all frontiers, and their weapon is knowledge… Defending human rights today means above all bringing the most secret crimes to light. It means trying to find out and daring to speak out with complete objectivity, something which requires courage and occasionally, even heroism… The United Nations is cognizant that, for human rights to be more fully recognized and respected, the awareness and support of all are required. (Javier Perez de Cuellar, then-Secretary General of the United Nations)


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