UDHR Interaction Truth Trust Mediate Witness Catharsis


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (United Nations, 1948) states in Article 1: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience". This leads to the obligation of accountability. The gift of reason and conscience means that people can know what they are doing, can reflect on their acting in terms of normative categories, and can thus be held responsible for what they are doing!" (Hamelink 2000).