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Universal Declaration of Human Rights

4.38  ·  Rating Details ·  257 Ratings  ·  40 Reviews
In 1948, Eleanor Roosevelt served as chairwoman of the United Nations committee to create this declaration of moral conscience, now used by Amnest International as their founding document. This hardcover edition contains the international document in six languages: English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Russian, and Arabic.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by Applewood Books (first published 1948)
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Mar 20, 2015 Bettie☯ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In my chosen quotes.

It is a quirk that Dear M gained his Fred Pris because the UN peacekeepers won the award. He was in Cyprus at the time. The certificate hangs in the hall and attracts quite a few tongue-in-cheek comments.
Jan 13, 2016 prettybooks rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Un texte primordial rendu plus vivant et remis au goût du jour par ces illustrations magnifiques et touchantes. Un ouvrage à se procurer absolument pour mieux connaître ces droits fondamentaux auxquels chaque être humain est lié par sa condition même d’être humain.

Ma chronique :
Oct 15, 2008 booklady rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Recommended to booklady by: Mike Chavez
Shelves: 2008, non-fiction
Update: 12 November 2008

This December 10th marks the 60th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, a very fine document praised by the Vatican and most of the world's nations. However, this year there is a push to include abortion as a fundamental right in the U.N. Declaration, a move which if passed, will cause the Catholic Church to withdraw its support from this otherwise fine document.

Abortion is not a human right, but rather a fundamental violation of the most basic hu
Feb 14, 2015 hellocarmel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Groundbreaking stuff in its time, and surprisingly barely dated 60 years on, although a couple of the clauses jarred with me. A laudable document but sadly still not put into practice in too many countries.
Of course you support the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. You probably know some of them. “All humans are born free and equal in dignity and rights”: “Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of person”: "Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work." You’ve heard these, haven’t you, in one form or another? But do you know all thirty articles? Are you able to cite them and support them when you see, or hear of them being ignored? To celebrat ...more
Aug 03, 2016 Mark rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Of course, this is a classic now and many people refer to this document when they identify human rights violations. It is a "must read." But there are some troubling aspects to this document, especially because it is so widely referenced.

First, it is truly a declaration. That would be fine if it explained its reasoning and contained its scope. Unfortunately, it contradicts itself without explanation and the reader is left wondering how these declarations must be reconciled. For example, Article
Justin Boyer
I do think this document was a step in the right direction. If this were a declaration of human rights for western/colonial states, I would have given it more stars. However as a universal document it falls short by only providing a colonial perspective on human rights. It is time for us to create a universal declaration of human rights that takes every Culture's perspective equally. The Bangkok Declaration is a step towards that. If we keep working towards a more equitable world, we might get m ...more
Feb 21, 2016 Florence rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
C'est en lisant ce livre, ces articles, que l'on se rend compte qu'on a de la chance d'être dans un pays relativement libre, alors que beaucoup d'autres pays dans le monde ne jouissent absolument pas des même droits que nous!
May 20, 2011 hissi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-ebooks, politics, law
one of the first steps into evolution. u probably know most of the stuff listed in there as most constitutions are based on this deceleration
Jean-Sébastien Herpin
Il est bon de parfois relire des évidences...
Margot Lammers
Magnifique hommage d'un des textes fondateurs de l'époque contemporaine
Classic UN, declaring Western values universal...
Karl Nordenstorm
Article 1
"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood."

Quibble with human beings: does this include the retarded? There are those born without reason or conscience. This declaration has a simplistic view of humanity. A nice thing is "born free and equal" instead of "are ... equal in dignity and rights" which would be absurd, and is the Swedish dogma.

Article 2
"Everyone is
Shubham Sharma
Nov 20, 2015 Shubham Sharma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quand "Babelio" m'a proposé de recevoir ce livre, en échange d'une critique, j'ai tout de suite saisi l'occasion de me le procurer. Peut-être vous demandez-vous pourquoi ? Car je pense que la "Déclaration universelle des droits de l'homme" est un texte fondamental (que chaque bibliothèque devrait avoir en son sein).

Nous en avons tous entendu parler à l'école. Mais au fond, que savons-nous réellement des articles qui la constituent ? Combien pouvons-nous en citer, ne serait-ce que dans les grande
Aug 01, 2015 Simon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favourite points:

"Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.

Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote un
Elizabeth Wig
May 22, 2014 Elizabeth Wig rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was written following World War Two by the United Nations. It is instrumental in laying out many of the rights every person should have in the hopes of preventing the terrible violations and conditions of the war. From genocide to slaughter on the battlefield, the war was an experience no one wanted to repeat. While wars and genocides unfortunately still go on in the world, countries are now better equipped with a solid, agreed-upon set of decisions to s ...more
Lisa Bonack
Jan 22, 2017 Lisa Bonack rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I decided to dig out this gem (Universal Declaration for Human Rights for those who don't speak French. French? Let's say it's French.) First published on December 10, 1948, it is rather disturbing that not all articles hold true, even within the U.S.A. Equal pay for equal work? Yeah, still fighting about that one. Under Barack Obama's leadership, marriage was made legal for all consenting adults, but seeing as how the new White House webpage was scrubbed of all references to the lgbtq community ...more
Basil Delibellules
Un très beau bouquin. Je reste malheureusement gêner par les hastag sur la page de titre et le résumé très prétentieux; en effet, je ne pense pas qu'on puisse parler de comprendre en profondeur ces droits sans avoir le texte de façon plus complète. Cela reste un livre très intéressant qui pourrait être utiliser comme approche du sujet avec des jeunes (en leur demandant d'illustrer le texte à leur tour ou de deviner l'article avec l'image.
Dec 10, 2015 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone !
Un petit rappel de temps en temps ne fait pas de mal ! Qui plus est, dans sa version illustrée des Editions du Chêne, cela rend le texte encore plus symbolique !
they should teach this in schools to prepare humans who are aware of their responsibility towards one another and their rights as civilians in nation states. maybe with the culmination of this sort of mentality and outlook the utopia will turn into a reality.
this is more sacrosanct than any other holy book.
Sep 16, 2012 Jess rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think its important everyone reads this. I have read it before, but I loved reading it again - and this book is so lovely with the illustrations that accompany it. a must for the bookshelf - and definitely a must for any teacher. xx
May 12, 2013 Lyric rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Lyric by: TEDTalks
Shelves: favorites An excellent proposal on how the world's citizens should interact with each other. Every human on the planet should read these articles to ensure the best future of world citizens.
Erik Graff
Jun 05, 2008 Erik Graff rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Erik by: high school civics
If you haven't read this thirty point declaration you should do so. As noted in Wikipedia,'the Declaration forms part of customary international law & is a powerful tool in applying diplomatic & moral pressure to governments that violate any of its articles.'
My Uncovered books
Une version illustré très belle même si je doit avouer ne pas être d'accord avec certaines illustrations, ce qui n'enlève en rien l'importance de ces droits et la beauté de ces illustrations!! Cette relecture m'a rappelé mes années d'études, c'était un vrai plaisir!!
Khadija Anfradi
La déclaration universelle des droits qui n'ont jamais été respectés, car, tout simplement, les pays ayant constitué ces droist n'ont pas intérêt à les respecter.

Un monde où le pauvre est un esclave du plus riche n'a pas besoin d'une telle déclaration pour savoir ce que de doit !!
article 29,
Everyone had duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible....

article 1
All human begins are born free and equal in dignity and rights....
Mar 06, 2009 Diana rated it it was amazing
A truly magnificient document and the ideal blueprint for the rights and treatment of mankind, printed in six languages.
May 04, 2016 Caro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, feminist
Edition du chêne
Les images sont magnifiques
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