We are all Born Free The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed on the 10th December 1948 as an enduring international commitment to human rights. It was compiled after World War Two to declare and protect the rights of all people from all countries. This beautiful collection, published 60 years on shows us that even the youngest child can understand why human rights are still of crucial importance. It reminds us how much they concern us all, young and old, all over the world.

Adults as well as children will appreciate the artistic value of this book as well as its educational significance, with each Article being illustrated individually. This book will be treasured for a lifetime and readers will never get tired of looking at its incomparable colours and details, whether they are 6 or 106.

Published in association with Amnesty International, with a foreword by David Tennant and John Boyne, each declaration with an illustration by an internationally renowned artist or illustrator, including Jackie Morris, Satoshi Kitamura, Catherine Anholt and Laurence Anholt, Marie-Louise Gay, Jessica Souhami, Peter Sis, Mick Manning and Brita Granström, Hong Song-Dam, and many others.

A testament to freedom and the human spirit, it is a thoughtful gift for children and adults alike.

Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognised human rights. AI has a varied network of members and supporters around the world. At the latest count, there were more than 2.2 million members, supporters and subscribers in over 150 countries and territories in every region of the world. Although they come from many different backgrounds and have widely different political and religious beliefs, they are united by a determination to work for a world where everyone enjoys human rights.