Happy (?) Human Rights Day

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Fifty-nine years ago today, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a radical document predicated on the belief that “recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.” Today, Human Rights Day, kicks off a year of commemoration — in which the UN will seek to raise awareness of its principles — leading up to the Declaration’s 60th anniversary.

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