Trust ‘Britain’ with our Human Rights?

Butterfly Rebellion


After World War II and the horrors of the holocaust a brief window of opportunity opened for the international community to discuss and concretise by declaration the fundamental rights and freedoms of human beings, not the rights of mere citizens but the rights afforded to all people by virtue of our common and shared humanity. Eleanor Roosevelt, who represented the United States on the drafting committee of the United Nations’ 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, rightly foresaw that the Declaration would have the same effect on the whole world that the US Declaration of Independence had on American society. No other written document in the history of human civilisation has so profoundly shaped how we see ourselves as people with inherent and inalienable rights, freedoms, and dignity.

Sadly, it is fair to suggest, that with the normalisation of international governmentality through the Cold War and the post-Cold War…

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