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John Peters Humphrey
Transcript of John Peters Humphrey
December 10, 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was declared by the UN’s General Assembly.
In 1966, he retired from the UN Human Rights and went back to McGill University to teach law.
He helped establish the Amnesty Canada International and the Canadian Human Rights Foundation.
Biography Went to Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB at the age of fifteen.
He began studying towards a Master’s degree in International Law while teaching at McGill University.
In 1946, the Secretary-General Assistant, Henri Laugier assigned John Peters Humphrey as the United Nations Divisions of Human Rights Director
Was the first Canadian to be a director at the UN Human Rights Council
Key Accomplishments He wrote the first draft of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, 1947.
He became an officer of the Order of Canada, 1974.
He was the founding President of the Canadian Human Right Foundation, 1967. He was the founder of Amnesty International Canada, 1973. He was the founding President of the Canadian Chapter of the International Commission of Jurists. He was honored a stamp issued by Canada Post, 1998. He was the Director of the International League for Human Rights. He received 13 honorary doctorates from universities around the world.
Several national and international human rights awards bear his name. Amnesty international is a global movement of over 3 million people committed to defending those who are denied justice or freedom. He was the first Director of the UN Human Rights Division, 1946. born on April 13, 1905 in Hampton, New Brunswick.
his parents Frank Humphrey and Nellie Peters died due to cancer
lost an arm while playing with fire.
went to boarding school and was regularly picked on and taunted
In 1927 he received the degrees of Bachelor of Arts.
In 1929 he received Bachelor of Law respectively. After a little while he transferred to McGill University in Montreal and got the degree of bachelor of commerce in 1925. In 1995, at the age of 90, John Peters Humphrey passed away in Montreal. Henri Laugier "The individual seeks not only protection against interference by governments, he looks to the collectivity for positive services."
"The second coming was an event in the spiritual, and not in the natural world." Even with one arm John Peters Humphrey fulfilled his dreams. If you were in his place do you think you could of done the same? Explain why or why not. By: Shubdeep Kaur