The International Humanist and Ethical Union, meeting in Cambridge, Massachusetts for its 5th International Congress, records its deep concern about the violations to human rights which are occurring in many countries. We affirm our commitment to working for the implementation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights throughout the world. In particular, because of their occurrence at the present time, we draw attention to specific restrictions of moral, political and religious freedom in certain countries, whether these are through police brutality, torture and murder (as in Brazil, South Africa and Greece), through arrests and incarcerations in mental asylums of men and women who have expressed moral and political opinions which are at variance with those of their government (as in the USSR), or through legal and administrative denial of social justice on political, racial or religious grounds (as in South Africa, the USA and Northern Ireland).
We call upon each and every man and woman to fight for human rights throughout the world, to which end we call upon all to work in each country for the strengthening of the UN Commission on Human Rights.
Board of Directors 1970
'Human Rights (1970)', Humanists International, Board of Directors, Cambridge, United States of America, 1970