WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2017 — On December 10, 1948, in the wake of two world wars, the new United Nations proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Its central premise – that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” – forms the bedrock of international law.
On this anniversary in the history of human progress, the ABA calls on all members of the legal profession around the world to renew their commitment as indispensable guardians of human rights and the rule of law.
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