The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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Mrs Williams (Account suspended)

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please provide all held information that confirms the
Courts/Ministry of Justice and indeed all governmental departments
encompasses the declaration of human rights under contract
comprising of a sworn affidavit under pain of penalty and perjury.

http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/

PREAMBLE

Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and
inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the
foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,
Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in
barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and
the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of
speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been
proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,
Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have
recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and
oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of
law,
Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly
relations between nations,
Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter
reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity
and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and
women and have determined to promote social progress and better
standards of life in larger freedom,
Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in
co-operation with the United Nations, the promotion of universal
respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental
freedoms,
Whereas a common understanding of these rights and freedoms is of
the greatest importance for the full realization of this pledge,

Now, Therefore THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL
DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for
all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and
every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in
mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for
these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and
international, to secure their universal and effective recognition
and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves
and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.

with regards,

Mrs Williams

Freedom of Information, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Mrs Williams

Email: [1][FOI #23544 email]

Reference: FOI233

30^th November 2009

Subject: Freedom of Information Request

Dear Mrs Williams,

Thank you for your recent email dated 22^nd November 2009 in which you
make a Freedom of Information request regarding the declaration of human
rights. Your email was received on 23^rd November 2009.

Your request has been passed to the relevant business unit within the
Commission for their response. In accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 we will respond to you as soon as possible and no
later than 20 working days following the date of receipt of the request.
In this instance a response will be with you by 21^st December 2009.

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Yours sincerely,

Philippa Bullen
Corporate Communications Officer

Equality and Human Rights Commission
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67 Newhall Street
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Email: [2][Equality and Human Rights Commission request email]

Tel: 0121 234 7381
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Mrs Williams

Email: [2][FOI #23544 email]

Reference: FOI233

7^th December 2009

Subject: Freedom of Information Request

Dear Mrs Williams,

Thank you for your email of 22nd November 2009 requesting information from
the Equality & Human Rights Commission. This falls to be dealt with under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your request

"Please provide all held information that confirms the Courts/Ministry of
Justice and indeed all governmental departments encompasses the
declaration of human rights under contract comprising of a sworn affidavit
under pain of penalty and perjury."

Our response

Following a search of our paper and electronic records, we have
established that the information that you have requested is not held by
the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

As the EHRC does not hold the required information, we think that your
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If the Commission can be of any further assistance please contact us on
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Yours sincerely,

Philippa Bullen

Corporate Communications Officer

Equality and Human Rights Commission

3rd Floor

Lancaster House

67 Newhall Street

Birmingham

B3 1NA

Email: [3][Equality and Human Rights Commission request email]

Tel: 0121 234 7381

Fax: 0845 604 6630

Text Phone: 0845 604 6620

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