From the Republic of Conscience: Stories Inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was created in 1948 as a direct response to the inhumanity suffered worldwide throughout, and following, World War Two. In 2008, to celebrate the UDHR's 60th anniversary, Seán Love who was executive director of Amnesty International Ireland at the time, and author Roddy Doyle decided to celebrate this magnificent declaration, whilst also publicising the document itself.

The articles tackle the varied subjects of fair trials, prison, torture, war, refugees, but also, education, poverty, health, leisure, employment, and housing.

Containing 30 articles with an introduction by Poet Laureate Seamus Heaney, this book is a special commemoration to the work of the UDHR and Amnesty International.

Contributors include Irvine Welsh, Maeve Binchy, Colm Tóibín, Anne Enright, Kevin Barry, Frank McCourt, Colum McCann and Roddy Doyle.

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