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Drafts of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1st of 2)

Drafts of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

These are early drafts of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The declaration was drawn up in Paris in 1948 by the Commission of Human Rights, consisting of 18 members from different parts of the world. The UDHR is a relatively short document that sets out the basic human rights that should be available to all people.

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Reference: 1165
Photograph by Greg Kinch

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K. J. Keith, 'International law - International law on human rights and conflict', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/38150/drafts-of-the-universal-declaration-of-human-rights (accessed 11 July 2020)

Story by K. J. Keith, published 20 Jun 2012