"Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends than that good men should look on and do nothing." 

John Stuart Mills 


“It is strange how when unoccupied my mind tends to fix itself on some event or scene connected with Hampton. Thus tonight at dinner I happened to look at a picture on the wall which contained amongst other things a rowing boat. My mind began to picture “the boat” at Hampton and a whole series of other pictures connected with Hampton came
up. And when I dream (no matter what about) the background is always Hampton.”

Diaries of John Humphrey

John Humphrey, 1905-1995

  • wrote the first draft of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, 1947
  • was the first Director of the UN Human Rights Division, 1946
  • was the founding President of the Canadian Human Rights Foundation, 1967
  • was the founder of Amnesty International Canada, 1973
  • became an Officer of the Order of Canada, 1974
  • was founding President of the Canadian Chapter of the International Commission of Jurists
  • was Director of the International League for Human Rights
  • received 13 honourary doctorates from universities around the world
  • was honoured by a stamp issued by Canada Post, 1998
  • several national and international human rights awards bear his name