For 200 years now the international movement for the universal abolition of the death penalty has been spearheaded by Italy. With the start of the congress, Laura Mirachian, Italian Ambassador to the United Nations, underlined the special role of her country in the fight against … [Read more...] about The death penalty: A question of human rights
Declaration of universal human rights
“A crucial need for media competence” “Free media are the source and root of a living civil society,” said Hans-Jürgen Beerfeltz, State Secretary of Germany’s Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, “and a critical and … [Read more...] about Development and Human Rights – What Can the Media Do?
Though all its goals have not been achieved, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) remains as relevant today as when it was adopted 60 years ago. The United Nations marks the 60th anniversary of the UDHR, which came into force on Dec. 10, 1948, in Paris, and represents … [Read more...] about Dossier: Human Rights Declaration Honored on 60th Anniversary
Stephane Hessel calls himself a darling of fortune. But it isn't exactly the term that comes to mind when hearing his biography. Born in Berlin in 1917, Hessel moved to Paris with his parents when he was 16 years old. He initially studied philosophy with Jean-Paul Sartre, then … [Read more...] about Holocaust Survivor Still Fights For Human Rights
Human rights are clearly set out in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In the document, the United Nations set down the rights which apply universally and unconditionally. But the problem is that they have yet to be fully implemented. In many parts of the world, … [Read more...] about AI: ‘West has vested interest in human rights’