66th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

December 10 is the date of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations 66 years ago. That important act was the result of many years of struggle against racism and colonialism, combined with the horrors of the Holocaust that were still fresh in the memory of humankind after the Second World War.

Article 18

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Nelson Mandela stated that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights inspired him. He was a lawyer. 

Nelson Mandela stands at the window of the cell in Robben Island prison where he was incarcerated fo

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