Brotherhood of St Laurence

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.

Item type Current library Call number Copy number Status Date due Barcode
Book Brotherhood of St Laurence
323.352 EIN (Browse shelf (Opens below)) 1 Available 2001.33A
Book BSL Archives
2001.33A (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Not for loan ARB11151

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