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2008 Patrick Dodson

Leadership is an elusive concept, hard to describe and impossible to prescribe. It is more evident in its absence, so that when leadership is needed, its lack is sorely felt...

2007 Hans Blix

Disarmament by war and democracy by occupation are difficult prospects...

2006 Irene Khan

There can be no peace without justice and respect for human rights...

2005 Olara Otunnu

The time has come to make the protection of all our children a common cause that can unite us across our political orientation, religious affiliation and cultural traditions...

2004 Arundhati Roy

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing...

2003 Dr Hanan Ashrawi

We cannot rely upon the silenced to tell us they are suffering...

2002 Mary Robinson

Human rights are inscribed in the hearts of people, they were there long before lawmakers drafted their first proclamation...

2001 Sir William Deane AC KBE

Where there is no room for national pride, or national shame, about the past, there can be no national soul...

1999 Archbishop Desmond Tutu

There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in...

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