In this issue, we share two articles about:
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its role in the 21st century
Peacebuilding and transitional justice
“With the world facing human rights challenges on so many fronts, some might be tempted to dismiss the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as idealistic or unrealistic,” writes journalist Pip Cook. “However,” she continues, “defenders of the UDHR argue that to judge it on how often it is violated is to miss its point altogether.”
Pip Cook is a journalist covering human rights.
“The need for peacebuilding in post-conflict societies grew out of the realization that true and enduring peace requires more than just signing agreements to stop the fighting,” points out the editorial team of WPR. “But while many of peacebuilding’s objectives seem self-evident, it is often laborious and expensive—and easily undone.”
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