Universal Declaration of Human Rights

please scroll down to see links to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in different languages and formats, including British Sign Language, and to download the act of memory booklets and  posters

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948 and is the world’s most translated document. The image above shows Eleanor Roosevelt holding the Spanish translation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948
image: creative commons

  • The UDHR can be downloaded from the United Nation’s website  in over 403 spoken Languages and British Sign Language ( BSLHERE 
  • A Plain English Version is HERE
  • The English text of the UDHR is also on Facebook
  • LibraVox free Audio Book recordings in 20+ languages can be found HERE
  • Release of a translation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into British Sign Language March 2013

Anniversary—an act of memory and Signworld are very pleased to release a landmark translation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into British Sign Language. As far as we know this may be the first  translation of the entire Preamble and 30 Articles of the UDHR into any sign language.The translation is presented by Tessa Padden (pictured) and Nicholas Padden and has been sponsored and produced by the Newcastle and Bristol-based company Signworld as a contribution to Anniversary—an act of memory. We are very pleased to present and share this translation of the UDHR into British Sign Language.

In April 2013 this translation was added to the collection of translations on the United Nations website
You can also find it on You Tube here:
 www.youtube.com/actofmemory
Please download full information and a Press Release here

A BSL translation of Articles 01-30 produced by Signpost TV for Amnesty International in 2008 can also be found HERE 

act of memory booklets and posters

In the acts of memory UDHR booklets and posters below, the generic male pronouns of the original English version are replaced by non gendered alternatives.

Anniversary—an act of memory
A5, 16 page booklet on FSC paper
Design Monica Ross and Bernard G Mills 2013
Edition 02, 2000 2013
Produced with the support of  Globe Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne  and Whittle Print
Contains: 
a short description of Anniversary—an act of memory 2008-2013 and the full text of the UDHR in English
Shown with purple satin ribbons marking Act 52, A Spoken, Signed and Multi-Lingual Recitation, Globe Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, International Womens Day 08.03.2013
Free at the recitations from March 08 2013


 

Anniversary—an act of memory
A5, 16 page booklet on FSC paper
Design Monica Ross and Bernard G Mills 2011
Edition 01, 3,500 2011
Printed by and with the support of eco-printers
Gemini Press
Contains:

a short description of the  Anniversary project
the full text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in English

Free at the recitations 2011-2013

 

 

 

poster/ fold out copy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Catalan/ Catala and English
can be downloaded here and printed out as either an A1 poster or A3 folded leaflet.
Produced for  Act 50, 9th Trobada Internacional de Dones Artistes d’Art d’Accio i Performance, Girona, 01.12.2012

poster/ fold out copy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights / Datganiad Cyffredinol o Hawliau Dynol in Welsh and English
can be downloaded here and printed out as either an A1 poster or A3 folded leaflet.
Produced for Act 49, the first recitation in Wales, commissioned by Chapter for Experimentica Festival 2012, 24.11.2012

poster/ fold out copy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Spanish/ Espanol and English
can be downloaded here and printed out as either an A1 poster or A3 folded leaflet.
Produced for Act 48,  Accion!Mad 2012, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 16.11.2012

pass it on — poster/ fold out copy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Deutsch / German and  Türkçe / Turkish
can be downloaded here 
and printed out as either an A1 poster or A3 folded leaflet.
First produced for Act 08, Jorn Ebner Showroom, Berlin 17.05.2009 and updated for Act 44,  ‘Winning Hearts and Minds
a project by Critical Art Ensemble for dOCUMENTA (13), 20.06.2012
photos Bernard G Mills

40 Acts of Memory poster of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Produced to mark Act 40, a collective recitation at Arnolfini, Bristol, 7.30pm 17.02.2012
Free to download and print :
 A3 print - 297 X 420 mm
A2 print - 420 X 594 mm
A0 print - 841 X 594 mm 

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights 
Brighton Festival 2011 Special Edition 
A5, 16 page booklet on FSC paper
Design Monica Ross and Bernard G Mills 2011
Edition, 50,000 2011

Generously printed for free by eco-printerGemini Press and freely distributed
as part of  Act 31 Queens Park, Brighton 29.05.2011
Contains:
Forward by Andrew Comben, Director of Brighton Festival
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in English
Details about
Act 31  

We have some free copies left which can be ordered for p&p costs only.
If you would like some for an event or festival contact monica@actsofmemory.net

 

 

Act 05 SOLON War Crimes Conference, London, 05.02.2009

act of memory posters used in the performances can be downloaded at the links below in A4-A0 size.
English
Portuguese
The English and Portuguese posters were produced as a pair in 2008 for rightsrepeated — an act of memory in ‘Performing Rights’, presented by  Live Art Development Agency , National Review of Live Art, Glasgow 2008

Catalan  produced to mark Act 50, FEM_2012, Girona
Spanish  produced for Act 48, Acción! MAD 2012, Madrid
Welsh  produced for
Act 49, Experimentica Festival 2012, Chapter, Cardiff

 

 

 

rightsrepeated — an act of memory 2005
performance poster, edition of 500 including signed edition of 100, published by beaconsfield editions 2005
to order please click on the image or go to beaconsfield editions

Anniversary — an act of memory is developed from  the solo performance rightsrepeated — an act of memory which was first performed in Hayley Newman’s Woodshed in the exhibition Chronic Epoch Beaconsfield, London 05.11.05.