Today, 10 December 2018, is the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration was a global response to the atrocities of the Second World War that led to the horror of the Holocaust. Our namesake, Monsieur René Cassin, was the Declaration’s co-author.
Mia Hasenson-Gross, Executive Director of René Cassin, reminds us that “Human rights are an essential part of Jewish identity. They are born out of Jewish values and Jewish history and form an intrinsic part of our present and, ultimately, our future. As we mark the 70th anniversary of the Declaration, there has never been a greater need for empowered Jewish advocates, actors and partners making the case for human rights values and safeguards.”
René Cassin UDHR 70th anniversary event – Jewish Human Rights Heroes
Jewish Museum, Monday 10 December 2018
- The Women Behind The Universal Declaration of Human Rights – René Cassin’s Hannah Swirsky writing on RightsInfo
- 70 Years on from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – It’s needed more than ever – interview with René Cassin’s Mia Hasenson-Gross on RightsInfo
- Seventy years of Human Rights inspired by a Jewish pioneer – René Cassin’s Hannah Swirsky writing in Jewish News
- Jewish leaders mark 70 years since Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Jewish News