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Editorial: The Human Right to Life (11/98)


Many strides have been made since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Promoting and protecting human rights has become a key theme in contemporary international relations. The mass media are more aware of the rights of women, minorities, and cultures. Within the UN itself, a High Commissioner for Human Rights monitors abuses globally.

And yet, as the UN celebrates the golden jubilee of the declaration, one of the most basic human rights – the right to live with dignity – is denied to the vast majority of humans. read more