Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Title

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Subject

Civil rights
Liberty
Equality
Libertarianism
Social control
Political persecution

Description

In 1946 the United Nations Economic and Social Council formed the Commission on Human Rights with the goal of producing the document that became the International Declaration of Human Rights. Chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt, the committee worked for two years to draft the declaration. It was adopted by the United Nations on December 10, 1948 and though it is not law it remains an influential document. The declaration has been translated into hundreds of languages and was the first step in creating the International Bill of Human Rights,

Articles 18-20 affirm the right to freedom of speech, opinion, expression, thought, religion, and assembly.

Creator

United Nations, General Assembly

Publisher

United States Government Printing Office

Date

1949

Language

English

Identifier

S 1.70/3:20

Files

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Citation

United Nations, General Assembly, “Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” Trinity College Library, accessed June 15, 2021, https://tclibrary.omeka.net/items/show/272.