The “Every Human Has Rights” campaign aims to raise public awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted 60 years ago this year by the United Nations. Until now, just countries have been signatories. The idea is to get people to read it and sign it too, so that everyone can know their fundamental human rights.
The campaign now has a default layer up on Google Earth. At the top of each placemark you’ll find an outtake from the declaration, and what it means. Below it, bios of some of the many people who have stood up for human rights, often amid great adversity:
Human rights are something that I feel strongly about, so I’m very happy to have been involved in the creation of this layer. (If you hate the design of the placemark popups, you can blame me:-) The layer itself was constructed using an early version of the Google Outreach Spreadsheet Mapper, with help from Google developers.