The Future of the UDHR: Building on the Past and the Present

  • Robin Ramcharan
  • Bertrand Ramcharan


Dialogue on the UDHR has continued since 1948. An increasing number of states from developing parts of the world have participated in the dialogue and have affirmed their adherence to universal standards promulgated in the UDHR. The rights enumerated in the UDHR have gained in acceptance at key international human rights forums—Bandung (1955), Tehran (1968), and Vienna (1993)—and have been incorporated into many domestic systems in Asia, in their constitutions, in judicial decisions, and in regional mechanisms. The UDHR has provided a standard for civil society in Asia to hold their governments to account. The development of human rights education in has emerged slowly, buttressing the UDHR.


Human Rights Education International Human Rights Standards National Human Rights Institutions Kyrghyz Republic Asian Association 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robin Ramcharan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bertrand Ramcharan
    • 3
  1. 1.Webster UniversityBangkokThailand
  2. 2.Asia CentreBangkokThailand
  3. 3.Emeritus President, UPR InfoAlythUK

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