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The Human Rights Promise for Brazil

Expand Eleanor Roosevelt holds up the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), New York, 1948.  © United Nations Photo/Flickr Today we celebrate the 70th anniversary of a living document. Living not because it evolves and adapts to new times through amendments, like a Constitution, but because the values it enshrines and the promise it holds are as relevant today as when the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted it amid the ashes of World War II. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights became seminal because it enshrined a simple yet powerful idea: All human beings are entitled…

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