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Official Proclamation of International Year of Human Rights Learning

January 5, 2009

For Immediate Release [first published on January 5, 2009]

On the eighteenth day of December, 2007, the General Assembly of the United Nations, in commemoration of sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaimed that the calendar year beginning on the tenth of December, 2008, would be designated as the International Year of Human Rights Learning.

The text of the Resolution reads, in part:

The General Assembly … Decides that the year commencing on 10 December 2008 shall be proclaimed the International Year of Human Rights Learning, to be devoted to activities undertaken to broaden and deepen human rights learning on the basis of the principles of universality, indivisibility, interdependency, impartiality, objectivity and non-selectivity, constructive dialogue and cooperation, with a view to enhancing the promotion and protection of all human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the right to development, bearing in mind the duty of the State, regardless of the political, economic and cultural system, to promote and protect all human rights and fundamental freedoms, and the significance of national and regional particularities and various historical, cultural and religious backgrounds ….

The nonpartisan public sociology and advocacy project, The League to Fight Neurelitism, working in support of United Nations principles of human rights, joins with the General Assembly in commemorating the tenth of December, 2008, through the ninth of December, 2009, as the International Year of Human Rights Learning. Our hope is that this period will help to inform or remind individuals, communities, and their governing bodies of the persistent violations of human rights to persons on the autism spectrum and of the outstanding need to meaningfully address these injustices.

Respectfully submitted,

Mark A. Foster, Ph.D.
Founding Director,
The League to Fight Neurelitism

Published to http://humanrightslearning.neurelitism.com

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    April 8, 2009 12:11 pm

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