The 10th of December 2018 marked the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Every ten years, Justice and Peace takes action in order to introduce a new generation to the milestone document.

Over the last years, this has become more important than ever in a Europe that is building higher walls for refugees, justifying their actions with growing anti-migrant rhetoric based on fears of the unknown. It is difficult to imagine how human rights can answer the questions posed by such challenges. In our projects we search for ways to transform principles into practical steps.

Thank you and on behalf of everyone at Justice and Peace, I wish you good health, warmth and happiness in 2019.
Sebastiaan van der Zwaan, Director of Justice and Peace