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Human rights must have objective basis, Vatican official tells UN

February 23, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: The UN needs to “rediscover the foundation of human rights,” the Vatican’s top foreign-policy official said in a video message to the UN Human Rights Council. Archbishop Paul Gallagher remarked that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is based on a shared recognition of inherent human dignity. Without that basic understanding, he said, countries are apt to recognize “rights devoid of values,” or “to create so-called ‘new’ rights that lack an objective foundation.”

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