Happy birthday to ‘the Father of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights’

5 Oct, 2017 | International Advocacy, Latest, News, Protecting Human Rights in the UK

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Our namesake, Monsieur René Cassin, was a French-Jewish jurist, law professor and judge.

Today, we celebrate the birth of the man who became known as ‘the Father of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights‘. His life was forged in suffering – he was badly injured in the First World War and lost 26 members of his family in the Nazi Holocaust – but his humanity and his dedication to justice and peace shone through.

You can read more about the life and achievements of this inspirational man:

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