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International Educational Development
Invites you to a seminar
“Defending the Will of the People”
Thursday, March 10th, 2011
Palais de Nations, Geneva: Room XXIII between 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.
The speakers will draw to the attention of the Council Article 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which provides, in pertinent part: “The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government. Exercising the right to self-determination and defending the true will of a people can occur a variety ways such as in periodic, democratic and fair elections; plebiscites and referendums, organized by the United Nations or some other authority; peaceful revolt; or organizing national liberation movements.” The latest expressions of peaceful revolt have just occurred in Tunisia, Egypt and peaceful protest that unfortunately turned bloodier in Libya but in recent history have also occurred throughout the world. The latest example of a referendum was that carried out in January 2011 in Sudan’s south. There are other situations in which the United Nations promised a people a plebiscite or referendum to determine their will but which have not yet been carried out: Western Sahara, Palestine and Kashmir.