Creating and Codifying the Right to Be Remembered

Yossef Ben-Meir, Emily Oksen, and Kristin O’Donoghue It is human nature to wish to be remembered. We have an innate desire to leave behind a legacy or some tangible proof of our existence that outlasts our fleeting time on Earth. Groups comprised of individuals who share an identity also long for this recognition. Collective experiences, achievements, and histories of people have been lost, sometimes systematically through institutionalized inequity, and others through tragic, but often unavoidable, cycles. An addition to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in the form of…

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