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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)

Hilary Charlesworth

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 June 2024

Equality before the law — Rights holders — NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations)

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (‘UDHR’) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (‘UNGA’), meeting in Paris, on 10 December 1948, to a standing ovation (see also Declaration; United Nations [UN]; United Nations, General Assembly). The vote was 48 votes in favour, with eight members abstaining: Byelorussia, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the Soviet Union, Ukraine, and Yugoslavia. Two Member States, Honduras and Yemen, were absent for the vote (see also International Organizations or Institutions, Voting Rules and...
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