The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 General Assembly resolution 217 A as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected.
Jailed Turkish novelist Asli Erdogan
Dear friends, colleagues, journalists and members of the press,
I am writing this letter to you from Bakirkoy Prison, the day after “Cumhuriyet,” (...)