Legal Principles of a New World Governance
The Democratic Legitimacy of Public-Private Rule Making: What Can We Learn from the World Comission of Dams?
The Extraterritorial Scope of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)
Another System of International Relations
Giving Africa Voice within Global Governance: Oral History, Human Rights and the United Nations Human Rights Council
Hearing on Neo-liberal Politics and European Transnational Corporations in Latin America and the Caribbean
The Great Together
The Emergence of Global Administrative Law
Global Governance and the Achievement of a Universal Civil Society
Fourteen misconceptions about extraterritorial human rights obligations
The Future of Democratic Sovereignty and Transnational Law
World Governance of Civilian and Military Nuclear Energy
Negative Growth or Sustainable Development?
The Global Marshall Plan
Non-state Actors and World Governance
Allende Hoy (English version)
A European Way of Security. The Madrid Report on the Human Security Study Group
Seven Complex Lessons in Education for the Future
Territories: Paradigm Shifts That Need to Be Made for the Transition
Redefining Global Governance to Meet the Challenges of the Twenty-first Century
After Copenhagen, Some Light on the Horizon
Henceforth, the Keys to the Future are Responsibility, Solidarity, and Courage
The Future of the Commons
Campaign for People’s Goals for Sustainable Development
Military Ethics for a Better World
An Ecological Act: A Backgrounder to the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA)
The Right to Water as a Human Right
Retrieving and Valuing Other Ethical Pillars: The Concept of Buen Vivir*
A More Secure World: Our Shared Responsibility
Foundations for Biocivilization
People’s Food Sovereignty Statement
Dialog of Chinese, European, and South American Civil Societies at Rio+20
What Amazonia Does the World Need?
Seven Leverage Points for the Passage from Economy to Œconomy
Beyond the Numbers
Extreme Poverty and World Governance
Youth and World Governance
China Sustainable Development Strategy Report 2011. Greening the Economic Transformation
Marrakech Process for the Protection and Promotion of All Human Rights of Migrants and Persons in Transnational Mobility
Migrants spearhead an unprecedented political-cultural battle: to open new routes to the world
Post-2015: Global Action for an Inclusive and Sustainable Future
Choosing between Two Evils or Rethinking Armed Interventionism
When Dreams Come True
WGI: World Governance Index (2009 Report)
The Future of Global Governance
Digital Publishing in Developing Countries
Another Future Is Possible
World Governance of Ressentiment*
What South Africa Does the World Need?
The Armed Forces and World Governance
Imagine All the People: Advancing a Global Citizens Movement
A War Hiding Another War
Can Democracy Survive Interdependence?
Low-carbon Economy and Sustainable Development
Charter of the Peoples of the Earth
Second Meeting of the China, Europe, and South America Dialog Group: Civil Societies Moving Forward for Change
Videos of the Governance and Ressentiment Seminar
The World March of Women Third International Action
Rio+20 and Beyond. No Future without Justice
Policy Paper on Education: Building the Future through Quality Education
A Bit Rich: Calculating the Real Value to Society of Different Professions
Moving Toward a New World Governance
Call to Multiply the Village of Alternatives
Capitalism Has Failed: 5 Bold Ways to Build a New World
Proposal Papers for the Rio+20 Peoples Summit
Rediscovering Nelson Mandela for the Twenty-first Century
Statement No. 1
Letter to our readers and to the Mandela World Liberation Front
The Universal Declaration of Emerging Human Rights (UDEHR) is a programmatic instrument of international civil society aimed at state actors and other institutional forums for the crystallization of human rights in the new millennium. The Declaration’s point of departure is the idea that civil society plays a fundamental role in facing the social, political, and technological challenges that contemporary global society presents. For this reason it is provided with the UDEHR, an additional instrument to facilitate the knowledge of, and the debate surrounding, human rights.
The UDEHR arose from a discussion process which had its roots in a dialog organized by the IHRC as part of the Universal Forum of Cultures Barcelona 2004, entitled “Human Rights, Emerging Necessities and New Compromises”.
The UDEHR is not intended to substitute or question existing national and international instruments of the protection of human rights. It does not attempt to deny nor disqualify the general validity of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Rather, it attempts to update and complement it from a new perspective, that of participatory citizenship.
All human beings - free, equal and endowed with dignity - are entitled
to more rights than just those that are recognized, protected and
guaranteed. The Declaration of Emerging Human Rights arises from the
global civil society at the beginning of the 21st century with the
aim of contributing to the design of a new horizon of rights that
will orientate the social and cultural movements of communities and
peoples, and that will at the same time be inscribed in contemporary
societies, institutions, public policies and the agendas of leaders
in order to promote and favor a new relationship between the global
civil society and the authorities.
Human rights are the foundation of free societies. The globalized society
must speak out in defense of the effective guarantee of rights,
assuring peace, justice, freedom and conditions of well-being as the
base of a harmonious and happy life for all.
In the years that have passed since the United Nations General Assembly
solemnly proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on
10 December 1948, political, social, ideological, cultural, economic,
technological and scientific changes have taken place that have strongly
affected our understanding of human rights, the mechanisms for
their guarantee, and the strength and impact of the voices and movements
that, from the global civil society, demand their respect.
More than half a century has passed, without doubt a considerable distance
has been covered and a universal juridical patrimony is beginning
to be built and consolidated. Nevertheless, human rights have not
been defined in a permanent way because each social or technical evolution
makes relationships more complex and opens new possible paths
of domination or plunder. Who can doubt that we find ourselves today
before one of these stages, perhaps one of the most difficult stages
to be crossed in the history of humanity?
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