60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 2008

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December 2008

 

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human rights celebrated today (10 Dec.), B’Tselem is airing a video tribute to the ongoing global struggle for the realization of these rights. The clip mentions the achievements of the struggles waged by people all over the world in the last 60 years.

In a departure from B’Tselem’s regular work, the video does not deal with the Occupied Territories. Rather, it follows the modern human rights movement that emerged out of the horrors of World War II. In the video, narrated by Israeli actor Yossi Pollak, B’Tselem stresses that realizing the right to equality, to freedom of speech and to human dignity should not be taken for granted, as even today, human rights are violated worldwide. To make the beautiful words of the Declaration a living reality, the fight for rights must continue.