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Human Rights

Any comprehensive social address of criminality must necessarily include the human rights and their violations.

Inspired by the criminal atrocities of World War II, Eleanor Roosevelt led an international delegation in the formulation and adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, representing for the first time in history a global expression of rights to which all humans are inherently entitled.

In that this Declaration contains the thirty rights that together form the basis for a civilization, it is sobering to realize most people cannot readily name a few of them.

United for Human Rights (UHR) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to effectively filling this void—by broadly educating the population of earth on their human rights, and encouraging all human rights activists and groups to unite toward the effective implementation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at local, regional, national and international levels.

To learn more about UHR and view their beautifully expressed public service announcements on all thirty human rights, visit www.humanrights.com.

Where after all do universal human rights begin? In small places, closest to home—so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any map of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person: The neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.



Eleanor Roosevelt at the United Nations, March 27, 1958