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Sixty years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

December 10, 1948 - the day the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. There's background on the UDHR on the UN website, at Wikipedia and, lest his role be forgotten, the Evatt Foundation.

In honour of the sixtieth anniversary of this important document I reproduce it in full here:

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Of terrorists and cricketers

Ever worried about all these new anti-terrorist laws? Ever worried that their wide-ranging discretionary powers would be used for entirely non-terrorism related reasons? Well, it happened in Australia this week.

The Australian cricket team was threatened with action under the Australian Passports Act 2005 if they went ahead with this September's planned tour of Zimbabwe.

Tribal extinction in the Andamans?

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are among the hardest hit locations as a result of Sunday's earthquake and tsunami, being close to the epicentre of some of the quakes. There are fears that some or all of the races indigenous to the archipelago, namely the Great Andamanese, Onges, Jarawas, Sentinelese and Shompens, may have been wiped out entirely.


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