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Declaration of Human Rights


This Declaration of Human Rights was the basis for our own Norwegian Constitution of 1814.
Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  Short for The Universal Declaration of Human Rights — a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 outlining a view on basic human rights
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John Peters Humphrey of Canada was its principal drafter, aided by Eleanor Roosevelt of the United States, René Cassin of France, and P. C. Chang of China, among others.
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declaration_of_human_rights  (retrieved 6/08)
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  • This Declaration of Human Rights was the basis for our own Norwegian Constitution of 1814.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • We believed in the words of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, that ’the will of the people shall be the basis of authority of the Government,’ and for us to accept the banning was equivalent to accepting the silencing of the Africans for all time.
    Nelson Mandela  --  I Am Prepared to Die
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Declaration of Human Rights [9]
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