In a previous blog we showed the now complete tapestry which is on display, with kind permission of the Cathedral Authorities, outside the Chapter House where one of the extant copies of Magna Carta is displayed. The tapestry illustrates the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ratified in December 1948 in Paris. In this, and subsequent blogs, we will be showing detailed pictures of the panels with appropriate attribution to their creators. We will be showing them in batches of five. Overall credit must go to Caroline Butler, the South Region Representative (AI), whose idea this was and who worked hard to bring this tapestry to its successful conclusion.
Most reading this will not be in the Salisbury area and thus may not be able to see it, but it has generated a lot of interest from visitors to the Magna Carta. We hope in due course that it will go on to be displayed elsewhere in the south region.
This is Article 1: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Prepared by Liz James-Froud on behalf of the Bath Group.
Article 2: Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedom regardless of race, colour, sex, language, religion, belief, race or origin. Prepared by Liza Lishman a member of the Swindon and Marlborough group.
Article 3: Everybody has the right to life, liberty and security of person. This panel prepared by someone from the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch group.
Article 4: No one shall be held in slavery or servitude. Dot Atkins of the Isle of Wight group.
Article 5: No one should be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. This panel prepared by Rachel Berry of the Mid Gloucester group.
If there are any corrections or additions, please get in touch. The next set of panels will be posted up soon.
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