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John Peters Humphrey, Father of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

John P. Humphrey (left), in Geneva in 1947. McGill University Archives.
As part of a series of articles on major personalities who have furthered the cause of tolerance in Canada, Tolerance.ca® presents John Peters Humphrey, the primary drafter of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations in 1948. Portrait of a remarkable man.

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