28 May 2008

governments must apologize for 60 years of human rights failures...

sixty years ago, the universal declaration of human rights (udhr) was adopted by the united nations...lnow sixty years later, as cited in amnesty international's 2008 report, state of the world's human rights, people still face:

  • torture or ill-treatment in at least 81 countries
  • unfair trials in at least 54 countries
  • filtered or blocked speech in at least 77 countries
governments are failing to respond to growing angry demands for justice, freedom, and equality - similarly to those voiced in myanmar, pakistan and iran...

in honor of the 60th anniversary of the udhr, amnesty international challenges governments around the world to set a new paradigm for collective leadership to solve the world's human rights crises...

read state of the world's human rights
visit thereport.amnesty.org to read the blog, watch videos, and get in-depth information
check out the annual report 2008 on youtube
read the press release

peace out <3

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