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VIDEO: Human Rights Day 2010

On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As my friend and colleague, Dan Porterfield, and I used to teach in our course, Human Rights: A Culture in Crisis, the adoption of the Declaration was a defining moment in the creation of a post-war human rights culture.
Today, the culture of human rights– while very real– remains in a state of crisis. The empty chair at today’s Nobel ceremony is but one indication of the crisis.

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Anthony Clark Arend is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service in the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Commentary and analysis at the intersection of international law and politics.