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The Project

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all over the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948 as a common standard of achievements for all people and nations.

For the first time, fundamental human rights were universally protected. While almost everyone seems to know about basic Human Rights, few people actually realize the full impact of its thirty articles. These Rights set the foundation for freedom, justice, and peace in the world and have been translated in over 500 languages.

View all 30 articles
Draw of scenes of articles 19, 21, 26

Sketches

Picture of sculpture of 3 faces

A Unique Sculpture Park

The artists Sara.H and DeLaPerouze will transpose the rights into sculptures, and strive to create in a way that enhances touching - making them accessible to everyone, including the visually impaired. A text panel in English and in Braille will accompany each sculpture.

The park will be free and available to everyone. While most art pieces are usually marked “do not touch”, these sculptures will encourage people to use their fingers and explore the gentle forms of the bronze.

This project is also aligned with the requirements of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities ''In Touch with Art 2010'', by providing access to cultural property in accessible formats.

The sketches are examples of the sculptures envisioned for the Human Rights Park. The creation of the park will commence once sufficient funds have been raised through donations.

Read the Declaration
All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All
are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any
incitement to such discrimination.
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
December 10th, 1948
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