From the Republic of Conscience: Stories Inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

From the Republic of Conscience: Stories Inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Author: Seamus Heaney

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 256 pages

Language: English

ISBN: 9781905483730

Published: August 26th 2015

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was created in 1948 as a direct response to the inhumanity suffered worldwide throughout, and following, World War Two. In 2008, to celebrate the UDHR's 60th anniversary, Sean Love who was executive director of Amnesty International (Ireland) at the time, and author Roddy Doyle decided to celebrate this magnificent declaration, whilst also publicizing the document itself. Dealing with topics as outlined in the UDHR, the articles tackle the varied subjects of fair trials, prison, torture, war, refugees, but also, education, poverty, health, leisure, employment, and housing. Containing 30 articles with an introduction by Poet Laureate Seamus Heaney, this book is a special commemoration to the work of the UDHR and Amnesty International. In a modern twist, it also features a special 'My article' by popular fictional wealthy former schoolboy rugby player Ross O'Carroll-Kelly (created by journalist Paul Howard) adding to the contemporary worth of this collection. Contributors: Robert Ballagh Kevin Barry Maeve Binchy Mary Rose Binchy Dermot Bolger John Boyne Alan Clarke Eoin Colfer John Connolly Barrie Cooke Roddy Doyle Anne Enright Zlata Filipovic Jim Fitzpatrick Carlo Gebler Hugo Hamilton Seamus Heaney Dermot Healy Ann Marie Hourihane Tom Humphries Jennifer Johnston Neil Jordan Claire Kilroy Louis le Brocquy Brian Maguire Alice Maher Lara Marlowe Nick Miller Lia Mills Eugene McCabe Colum McCann Frank McCourt Gary Mitchell Eilis Ni Dhuibhne Ross O'Carroll-Kelly Joseph O'Connor Mick O'Dea Mark O'Halloran Glenn Patterson Vivienne Roche Amelia Stein Gerard Stembridge Colm Toibin Irvine Welsh"