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70 years Anniversary of the

UN Declaration of

Human Rights

1949 - 2019



The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has been translated into over 500 languages.


In 2018 Malta, together with the world commemorated this historic document.  On this occasion FĊN published a book titled ‘The UN Declaration of Human Rights – 70 Years On’.  The book, edited by Professor Raymond Mangion  is a collection of essays that argue about the progress made by humanity in the field of human rights during the past 7 decades.  

Photo 3 - Prof Friggieri, The Prime Mini

“The creation of this volume, a significant contribution to the subject, is consequently a proof of how aware eminent scholars are of what the human race has achieved in the past decades...”

Professor Oliver Friggieri
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