Rene Samuel Cassin

Rene Samuel Cassin

French lawyer and university professor, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 1968
The other salient characteristic of the Declaration is its universality: it applies to all human beings without any discrimination whatever; it also applies to all territories, whatever their economic or political regime.More Rene Samuel Cassin quotes [09/28/2011 01:09:37]
The single outstanding exception was the broad yet precise mandate communicated by the General Assembly in 1946 to prepare as soon as possible the Charter of Human Rights which the San Francisco Conference had not had the time or the courage to draw up.More Rene Samuel Cassin quotes [09/28/2011 01:09:42]
As a consequence of these hesitations and of the vague character of such innovations, the Commission on Human Rights itself had doubts from the beginning about its role and its functions in general.More Rene Samuel Cassin quotes [09/28/2011 01:09:33]
We were thus led to organize ourselves, as men who had fought the war together, in order to support those statesmen who had truly understood the lessons of that World War, thus attempting to prevent its recurrence.More Rene Samuel Cassin quotes [09/28/2011 01:09:48]
As corollaries to the right of every individual to life and to full participation in society, the Declaration incorporated in the list of human rights the right to work and a certain number of economic, social, and cultural rights.More Rene Samuel Cassin quotes [09/28/2011 01:09:42]

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