Universal Declaration of Human Rights | United Nations
Of this discussion and its outcome, E. W. Capron reported, the resolutions"were finally adopted, nearly as they were originally drawn up" by thewomen meeting alone on Wednesday morning; not even the lawyers who opposed"the equal rights of women, and who were present," dissented. Inthe , Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote thatonly the resolution about the elective franchise "was not unanimously adopted." "Those who took part in the debate," she recalled, "feared a demand forthe right to vote would defeat others they deemed more rational, and makethe whole movement ridiculous." She and Frederick Douglass, who saw thatsuffrage "was the right by which all others could be secured," carriedthe resolution "by a small majority." (Auburn ,3 August 1848; Stanton, Anthony, and Gage, ,1:73.)
Virginia Declaration of Rights - Wikipedia
On the morning of the 19th, the Convention assembled at 11 o'clock. . . . The Declaration of Sentiments, offered for the acceptance of the Convention, was then read by E. C. Stanton. A proposition was made to have it re-read by paragraph, and after much consideration, some changes were suggested and adopted. The propriety of obtaining the signatures of men to the Declaration was discussed in an animated manner: a vote in favor was given; but concluding that the final decision would be the legitimate business of the next day, it was referred.
[In the afternoon] The reading of the Declaration was called for, an addition having been inserted since the morning session. A vote taken upon the amendment was carried, and papers circulated to obtain signatures. The following resolutions were then read:
Universal Declaration of Human Rights - Wikipedia
The final version of the Virginia Declaration of Rights, consisting of sixteen sections, was adopted on June 12, 1776, and its subsequent influence is undeniable. For many years, however, the only version that was widely circulated was Mason's earlier draft. Mason's original draft is in the Library of Congress. In 1778 Mason prepared this copy of his first draft from memory to indicate what he had initially proposed.
The text of the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1959)
1. Compare the text of the Declaration of Rights that was adopted by the Virginia Revolutionary Convention to the text that Mason proposed. What are the differences? Do the changes make any fundamental differences in the meaning of the document?
2. Compare the Virginia Declaration of Rights to the Declaration of Independence or the U.S Bill of Rights. Which language is echoed in the later documents?
Universal Declaration of Human Rights | 1948 | …
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
Universal Islamic Declaration of Human Rights
Mason's initial draft consisted of ten paragraphs that outlined such rights as the ability to confront one's accusers in court and to present evidence in court, protection from self-incrimination, the right to a speedy trial, the right to a trial by jury, and the extension of religious tolerance. All of the aforementioned rights were eventually adopted as a part of the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution in 1791. Consulting with Mason, Thomas Ludwell Lee suggested two additional paragraphs, providing protections for the press and striking down ex post facto laws. Later, the drafting committee added other rights to the list, such as banning excessive bail and cruel and unusual punishment.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) - CIRP
Human rights in Islam are firmly rooted in the belief that God, and Godalone, is the Law Giver and the Source of all human rights. Due to their Divine origin, noruler, government, assembly or authority can curtail or violate in any way the humanrights conferred by God, nor can they be surrendered.