Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Anniversary of a landmark charter

On 10 December 1948, a few years after the end of an atrocious global war, the 58 member nations of the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The charter was signed in Paris, in the Chaillot Palace.

[Click the photo to see a presentation of the French-language declaration.]

The excellent French weekly magazine L'Express has decided to celebrate this anniversary with an elegant presentation of the French-language text of the declaration accompanied by portraits of sporting heroes. These splendid black-and-white photos were taken by Jacqueline Roche, and published by Editions L'Inévitable in an album entitled Humains doués de conscience [Humans Endowed with Conscience].

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