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John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights (JHC) - Open Circle

John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights (JHC) - Open Circle

The John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights (JHC) began its journey on November 26, 1998, with the launch of the “Universal Rights and Human Values: A Blueprint for Peace, Justice and Freedom” which brought together speakers such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, her Excellency Mary Robinson and the Right Honourable Antonio Lamer. This event was the largest international commemoration and reflection of the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and an examination of the road ahead.Two months later, the organization registered as a non-profit company in Alberta and two years later was formally recognized as a registered charity.

Jack O' Neill, a founding father of the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights, provides a grounding in the early history of the Centre at the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Conference in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.