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60th Anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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To mark this important milestone, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights launched its first virtual exhibition entitled: Everyone has the Right: A Canadian and the Words that Changed the World. The exhibit was premiered at a Human Rights Day Youth Conference organized by the United Nations of Canada – Winnipeg Chapter and held on the campus of the University of Winnipeg. 

Everyone has the Right explores the life of Canadian, John Peters Humphrey. Few people know the role played by this legal scholar, whose efforts brought international attention to human rights issues in the 20th Century. Humphrey was the principal author of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations in 1948. He gave the world a vision, upholding the principal that every human is, by virtue of his or her humanity alone born free and equal in dignity and rights. The exhibit can be viewed by visiting