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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, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 09 December 2019

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

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

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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