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Spirou, human rights ambassador

Benoit Dupont
16 November 2018
Spirou, the famous groom fighting injustice, has been appointed by the UN “Human Rights Defender”. This promotion takes place on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

 

Spirou, a comic strip character created in 1938 in Belgium, has always fought against inequality, protected the weak and demonstrated courage and generosity. His revolt against injustice earned him the wildest adventures. His bravery made him the leading figure of the Spirou Journal.

2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The ideal occasion for the #StandUp4HumanRights campaign to encourage the reflection on human rights worldwide. The campaign aims to highlight the founding nature of this declaration.

Spirou is therefore committed as spokesperson for #StandUp4HumanRights. He will act in his capacity as Defender, in particular through the travelling exhibition #Spirou4Rights, which includes the 30 articles of the declaration. To ensure optimal access to this exhibition, it can also be downloaded from https://www.spirou.com/onu/

Further information: standup4humanrights.org

 

 

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