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Untouchable – The Fight for Human Rights

‘All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights’, states the UN in its Universal Declaration of Human Rights. But are they really ? Daily, we see evidence that somewhere in the world, people’s rights are being degraded. This documentary shows the hurdles faced in the struggle for human rights, and the success stories that give us courage. In 1948, after the horrors of World War II, the United Nations adopted the human rights declaration that applied to all citizens of the world. However, the declaration represented a Western-centric world view and failed to consider the customs and values of the Islamic world, or the social norms of Asia. Could this omission be key to understanding today’s conflicts and crises ? And how can we do better ?

This documentary demonstrates that even 70 years after the UN declaration, global observance of human rights is still far from being achieved but it is a goal for which the worldwide community should continue to strive.