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CHORUS – BASELINE

The right to self-determination

The mission statement of CHORUS is rooted in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the UN-Treaty of civil and political human rights, New York (1966), and embodies, in particular, the right to self-determination.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been created by the UN Commission of Human Rights. The Declaration was adopted by the members of the UN on the 10th of December 1948. It is the first international acknowledgement of the universality of human rights.

CHORUS pays particular attention to the UN-treaty of 1966 which points at the right to self-determination! The right to self-determination belongs to the individual as well as to society as a whole. From the point of view of international law the right to self-determination means that, worldwide, societies can determine under which sovereignty they want to live. With regards to individual human rights, the right to self-determination means that one can choose how one wants to live one’s life.

CHORUS wants to help people to put their right to self-determination into practice. The foundation aims at empowering the individual so that it can make autonomous choices in a growingly complex (digital) environment.

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