The Principles of the Proclamation: Ten Years of Hope

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The Principles of the Proclamation: Ten Years of Hope

Author Richard G. Wilkins

Professor Wilkins tells the story of his initial involvement with the UN on the need for stable families. He explains the connection between international law, family policy, and the efforts of legal scholars and academic centers. He also argues that despite current efforts to redefine the family, continued erosion of what Article 16(3) of the Universal Declaration of Human rights calls “the natural and fundamental group unit of society” is not inevitable. In the midst of intense academic and political debates, the Proclamation has had notable influence on important international proceedings, providing hope for the traditional family and its supporters the world over.