In 2008 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will be 60 years old - and the Olympics will take place in China, a country that flagrantly abuses it. Meanwhile, countries that flaunt their human rights credentials on the world stage have decided that the War on Terror trumps everything else. Fundamental human rights that took years of suffering to establish are being casually swept aside. Social and economic rights that were always belittled are now being ignored altogether. There may be more international human rights 'machinery' than ever before ? but it's being put very firmly into reverse gear.
4 Human rights in a time of terror
Thanks to the War on Terror, argues David Ransom, the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights marks a
low point in its history alongside a propaganda festival at the Beijing Olympics.
7 Race for Rights Gold Medal
Women of Zimbabwe Arise.
8 The Race for Rights
Portrayed by Dan Jones.
10 Breathless in Beijing
Sam Geall reports on broken promises at the Olympics.
12 Race for Rights Gold Medal
Sex rights campaigners in Poland
13 Too late for Martha
Denied treatment while pregnant, she died in agony after her child was born. Jens Erik Gould tells a tragic story that changed the law on abortion in Colombia.
15 Race for Rights Gold Medal
The Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company (Sherkat-e Vahed).
16 A guide through the maze
The Declarations, Covenants and Conventions that make up the International Bill of Rights.
18 Who killed Maksim Maksimov?
Not that no-one knows. Maria Yulikova reports on the brutal assassination of a journalist in Russia.
20 HUMAN RIGHTS - THE FACTS
22 Race for Rights Gold Medal
Survivors of the Bhopal gas explosion.
23 Bitter crop
Brandon Astor Jones writes from death row in the US about race, class and songs.
24 Rwanda - why I support the abolition of the death penalty
Though Jean Baptiste Kayigamba lost most of his family and friends to the genocide, he doesn't think the Government should kill even more people.
26 Race for Rights Gold Medal
The Water and Energy Users' Federation of Nepal.
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