all human rights for all
FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNIVERSAL DECALRATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
1948 - 1998

This Universal Declaration of Human Rights

 
 

 

Now, Therefore THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society,
keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and
education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by
progressive measures, national and international, to secure their
universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples
of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under
their jurisdiction.

Article 3.

Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

Article 28.

Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the
rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized.

"We could not leave them to themselves - they were unfit for self-government - and they would soon have anarchy and misrule over there worse than Spain's was ... there was nothing left for us to do but to take them all, and to educate the Filipinos, and uplift and civilize and Christianize them." - William McKinley - (1843-1901) 25th US President - Source: 1899, on the _Filipinos, following the U.S. invasion of the Philippines in 1898. During the invasion and occupation, U.S. forces killed an estimated 200,000 Filipino civilians. Address to the Methodist Episcopal Church; cited in Olcott, The Life of William McKinley (1916), v. 2, p. 110; _estimate of civilian casualties from U.S. Library of
Congress, "The World of 1898: The Spanish-American War," 1998.

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