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Human rights are not derived from governments, EU bishops’ commission says in statement

December 11, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: On the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the president of the COMECE (Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union) legal affairs commission said that “there is a clear need to overcome current tendencies, according to which the interdependence between human rights can be broken and human rights themselves can be selectively placed in a hierarchy ... Human rights are not conceded by governments, but derive from the inherent human dignity of each person.”

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