Haiti, before falling into the clutches of Papa Doc Duvalier, had its days of glory. It was Haiti to propose, in 1933 at The League of Nations, a Declaration of Human Rights. Nazi Germany blocked everything, but the glory of Haiti remains. Its idea was continued by HG Wells (A Declaration of Rights of Man, 1940) and won in 1948 with the Universal Declaration.


Jan Herman Burgers

“The Road to San Francisco” Human Rights Quarterly, N 14 1992

Geoffrey Robertson

“Britain’s champions of liberty” The Guardian, Monday October 2, 2000
“Crimes Against Humanity. The Struggle for Global Justice” London. Penguin. 2000

From Claudio Giusti – Italy