Saturday, June 20, 2009

'Nuff Said

Mass protests in Iran, violent backlashes against protesters, restrictions on media coverage, and the widespread use of new media in resistance and to tell the story, continued today. Not really "'Nuff Said," but some ideas worth remembering from the UDHR:

Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,...
Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom....
Article 19
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
Article 20(1)
Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and

--Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)

(IntLawGrrl Naomi Norberg continues this exchange in her post above)

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