The travels of human rights: The UNESCO human rights exhibition 1950-1953

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    This chapter discusses a travelling exhibition designed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1950 to introduce the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948. It describes the history of the exhibition and the way that UNESCO regarded photography as neutral, ideal for generating an internationalist sensibility. It then examines the way that UNESCO used particular images to construct an account of the universality of human rights.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of International Law and the Humanities
    Editors Shane Chalmers, Sundhya Pahuja
    Place of PublicationLondon
    ISBN (Print)978-0367420741
    Publication statusPublished - 2021


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