Monday 11 January 2010

Historical Record of the drafting of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Dag Hammarskjold Library at the UN has made available historic documentation of the drafting process of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, created by UN delegates from 1946-1948. The Declaration has become a standard of principles for human rights. The website presents documents in chronological order, arranged according to the various bodies that met to discuss, draft and re-draft the Declaration. In turn, under each of these, the site provides background on what that body did during meetings that occurred during the year.

Hat tip: InSITE

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