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Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home - so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world.

Eleanor Roosevelt Driving force behind the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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In focus

This month, we feature more of the stories about how you have stood up for someone’s rights. Read more.
Highlights