This is the presentation I used for a workshop on Ethics in research and clinical practice, which I gave in our department in order to accumulate the required number of CPD points for physiotherapists.
Albie Sachs is a justice in the Constitutional Court in South Africa, appointed by Nelson Mandela in 1994 As a young white man in South Africa, he worked as an attorney, defending people charged under racist statutes and repressive security laws under South African Apartheid. After being seized by the police and placed in solitary confinement for his work in the freedom movement, Albie Sachs went into exile in England and then Mozambique. In Maputo, Mozambique in 1988, he lost his arm and his sight in one eye when a bomb was placed in his car by South African security agents. After the bombing, he devoted himself to the preparations for a new democratic constitution for South Africa. He returned to South Africa and served as a member of the Constitutional Committee and the National Executive of the African National Congress. Quote taken from Protecting Human Rights in a New South Africa (1990), Sachs, A.
The abuse or denial of HRs creates conditions of social and political unrest, sowing the seeds of violence within and between societies and nations Yet, something so fundamental to human development and growth was only recognised internationally with the formation of the United Nations The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was proclaimed on 10 December, 1948 and was called to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded in schools and other educational institutions