`Wake up Australia' : the new world order : the human dimension / The Honourable Justice Marcus R. EinfeldSeries: G.T. Sambell Memorial Oration 20Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2001Description: 23 p. PDFSubject(s): Human Rights | Children Legal Status, Laws, Etc | Childrens Rights | Emigration And Immigration | Refugees | Asylum, Right Of | Aboriginal Australians Legal Status, Laws Etc | Education | Youth | Asylum Seekers | Refugee Youth | Women | Sambell Oration | Human RightsDDC classification: 323.352 EIN Online Resources: DOWNLOAD PDF
The 20th annual Sambell Oration, Wednesday 17 October 2001 at the Shell Conference Centre, Melbourne
53 years ago this December, a war-ravaged and war-weary world ushered in a new international order with what was called the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was a bold and brilliant document full of words, phrases and concepts that everyone wanted to hear. It spoke of recognising the inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family as the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. It observed that disregard and contempt for human rights had resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind. It called for the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief, and freedom from fear and want, as the highest aspiration of the common people. It declared as essential that human rights should be protected by the rule of law.