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Wednesday, 6 January 2016
Celebrating the Four Freedoms
Today marks the 75th anniversary of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms speech, in which he identified four essential human freedoms that would become part of the foundation of the post-war international human rights system. These were: Freedom of Speech and Expression, Freedom of Religion, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear.
To celebrate the occasion, the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights is publishing a series of short essays (which will be cross-posted here) exploring the Four Freedoms written by past UICHR visiting scholars (all of whom are graduates of the Irish Centre for Human Rights).