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Refugees and Human Rights, 60 Years Later

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Sixty years ago, on December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a powerful, universal call to treat all human beings with dignity, respect, opportunity and equal rights. The 28 articles of the declaration are stunning in their simplicity, clarity and sheer human decency. The declaration remains a beacon of hope for those people around the world in situations of oppression, occupation or marginalization.

The preamble says that, “…the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world..”

The Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) says “Of the 28 basic human rights in the Universal Declaration, not a single one is being observed in the occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank and Gaza Strip”

Belfer Center Op-Ed

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Written by S Ibrahim

Jan 1, 2009 at 6:40 pm

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