Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On December 10th of 1948, fifty-six members of the United Nations unanimously voted to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. For the first time, a global standard against which to measure a nation’s treatment of its citizens would exist. For the first time, a country could be held accountable for the injustices enacted against its people. And for the first time, individuals were guaranteed certain rights simply because they were human. 

This clip, from Chuck Olin’s Out of the Silence: Fighting for Human Rights, offers a peek into the fight to recognize human rights in Czechoslovakia and Guatemala. 


As always, you can watch the full clip at Media Burn.

 

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