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‘My Human Rights Hero’: An exhibition celebrating the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

12 November 2018

The ‘My Human Rights Hero’ exhibition at Het Nutshuis will be opening on 20 November 2018, with an official opening event on 10 December 2018. The exhibition celebrates the 70th anniversary of the UN General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in December 1948. It is organized by Justice and Peace, in collaboration with the NHC, Fonds1818, KJRW and Netherlands Judicial Committee on Human Rights.  The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, will run from Tuesday 20 November 2018 to Saturday 2 February 2019.

 

Learn and be inspired:

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is one of the most important documents in the development of human rights. It is this document that outlines our most basic rights and dignities – universal and inalienable – and that provides the framework around which we try to build a better and more just world. With versions written in over 500 languages, the UDHR is one of the most translated and widely circulated documents in the world. Yet for many the document – and indeed the rights that it outlines – remain a bit of a mystery.

Through the photography and artwork of Gregor Servais and Julia Brants the ‘My Human Rights Hero’ Exhibition aims to bring the document to life. As well as presenting the UDHR’s content in an accessible and visually striking manner, the exhibition highlights seven human rights heroes. These individuals all work passionately for human rights – both internationally and in the Netherlands – and all have a special connection to The Hague. Through examining their human rights journeys – their inspirations and motivations, their favorite UDHR Article and their personal human rights hero – the exhibition will highlight the importance of the UDHR in inspiring those who work tirelessly for a better world.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is one of the most important documents in human history. It is this document that outlines our most basic rights and dignities – universal and inalienable – and that provides the framework around which we try to build a better and more just world.”

The Human Rights Heroes highlighted at the exhibition will be:

Visit the ‘My Human Rights Hero’ Exhibition and get inspired! The exhibition will be partially in Dutch and in English. Find out more on the exhibition’s Facebook event page at http://bit.ly/2FrwqBk