Archive for Dezembro, 2008


60º aniversário

Dezembro 10, 2008

60 anos da Declaração Universal dos Direitos Humanos

Aprovada pela Assembleia Geral das Nações Unidas no dia 10 de Dezembro de 1948,  a Declaração Universal dos Direitos Humanos comemora hoje 60 anos.


Escravatura continua enraizada nas sociedades contemporâneas

Dezembro 8, 2008

Slavery may have been legally abolished around the world, but it remains a widespread and deeply rooted component on contemporary life” – conclui o relatório da UNESCO, com o título “Unfinished Business” publicado no dia 5 de Dezembro.

The publication is divided into five chapters: defining slavery in all its forms; presenting data on the scale of slavery, slave trading and other forms of human bondage; examining differences and similarities between historical and contemporary practices; identifying, via case studies in the United States, Saint Domingue/Haiti, Great Britain and Portugal, the main paths through which abolition of slavery has historically occurred; and, through a further series of case studies, exploring the key limitations of the legal abolition of slavery.

The conclusion outlines a series of general strategies and recommendations for addressing contemporary problems, based around education, information and awareness, further legal reform, effective enforcement, and release, rehabilitation and restitution.” (do site da UNESCO)

O relatório completo pode ser lido aqui.