ABSTRACT

For the past fifty years the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) has provided the legal principles which are fundamental to humankind. Its thirty Articles couch the very essence of humanist aspirations but it is the legal precepts that have drawn attention. Perhaps not enough attention went into helping general populations, societies, communities, and individuals to apply those tenets. Perhaps too little energy has been channeled into helping people to live as equals—in dignity, and with responsibility to each other.