The seven social sins are politics without principle, wealth without work, commerce without morality, pleasure without conscience, education without character, science without humanity and worship without sacrifice."

       Mohandas Gandhi.

 

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Canadian drafts human rights declaration

The CBC Digital Archives Website. Broadcast Date: Dec. 5, 1998


Everyone thought Eleanor Roosevelt was behind it. Or maybe a French jurist named René Cassin penned it. But, just in time for the 50th anniversary of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the truth comes out: a Canadian law professor named John Peters Humphrey wrote the original draft of what’s been called “the Magna Carta of humanity.” Bob Carty uncovered the story for CBC Radio’s This Morning. +More


On June 15, 2008 a memorial sculpture was unveiled in honour of John Peters Humphrey, the author of the first draft of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Humphrey was not recognized as the "Father of the Modern Human Rights System" until his original drafts of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights were discovered at McGill University by acting law librarian A.J. Hobbins. - (as taken from the McGill Archives John Peters Humphrey: Citizen of the World virtual exhibit)

John Peters Humphrey Credo Project Part 1



John Peters Humphrey Credo Project Part 2




John Peters Humphrey Credo Project by Renegade Studios 2007




Links to other sites


John Humphrey

Historica’s acclaimed one-minute movies about Canadian history.

The John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights

This website features a profile of John Peters Humphrey and an overview of the Centre’s human rights initiatives.


Canadian drafts human rights declaration

A CBC Radio feature about John Humphrey and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


An Animated Declaration

View a lively animated version of the rights set forth in the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” Just  one of the many interactive features devoted to the exploration of human rights available at the website for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. See also the multimedia profile of distinguished Canadian diplomat John Peters Humphrey, who was instrumental in the creation of this landmark document.


John Humphrey Freedom Award

The John Humphrey Freedom Award, presented every year to an organization or person who has made an outstanding contribution to the promotion of human rights and democratic development. From the Rights & Democracy website.


John Peters Humphrey

A virtual online exhibit devoted to the life and career of John Peters Humphrey, the first Director of the Human Rights Division in the United Nations Secretariat. From the website for the McGill University Archives.


Universal Declaration of Human Rights

View a digitized copy of the first page of the third draft of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, showing John Peters Humphrey’s annotations. From the “Tolerance.ca” website. Humphrey was not recognized as the "Father of the Modern Human Rights System" until his original drafts of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights were discovered at McGillUniversity by acting law librarian A.J. Hobbins. - (as taken from the McGill Archives John Peters Humphrey: Citizen of the World virtual exhibit)


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Origins, Drafting, and Intent

View excerpts from Johannes Morsink’s book “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Origins, Drafting, and Intent.” From
Google Books.


Peace Magazine

A quarterly Canadian magazine devoted to peacemaking, disarmament, conflict resolution, global stability, and related concerns. Offers online articles and letters from current and previous editions (from January 1983 to present). Also, the first Canadian magazine to be produced with desktop publishing software. From the Canadian Disarmament Information Service.