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From the Republic of Conscience

From the Republic of Conscience

(2009)
Stories Inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
A collection of stories by

 
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. To mark the UDHR's 60th anniversary in 2008, Se n Love, who was executive director of Amnesty International (Ireland) at the time, and author Roddy Doyle decided to celebrate the declaration, telling the story of human rights to a new generation in a unique and compelling way. Seamus Heaney, Roddy Doyle, John Boyne, Colm Toibin, Jennifer Johnston, Maeve Binchy, Frank McCourt, Lara Marlowe, Anne Enright, Hugo Hamilton, Kevin Barry, and others, each took a different topic, tackling the various subjects of fair trials, prison, torture, war, refugees, but also, education, poverty, health, leisure, employment, and housing. Many of these essays first appeared in the Irish Times.

 
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Hardback Editions

November 2009 : UK Hardback
Title: From the Republic of Conscience: Stories Inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Author(s): Introduction by Seamus Heaney, Maeve Binchy, John Boyne, Colm Toibin, Jennifer Johnston, Neil Jordan, Frank McCourt, Colum McCann, John Connolly, Roddy Doyle, Many many other authors plus visual artists
ISBN: 1-905483-73-2 / 978-1-905483-73-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Liberties Press
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