Why human rights “can never be taken for granted”

13 February 2018

Although the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70 this year, its 30 articles upholding the inherent dignity of all people remain relevant in the Internet age.

That’s the assessment of Laurent Sauveur of the UN Human Rights Office who said the Declaration can help address emerging challenges today such as freedom of expression online and right to privacy.

The Declaration was designed to prevent the repetition of the horrific human rights violations committed during the Second World War, setting out fundamental rights that are to be universally protected.

Mr Sauveur has been speaking to Bronwen Cowley in Geneva.

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Bronwen Cowley, United Nations, Geneva
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