The year 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a crucial yet often overlooked document drafted in the years following World War II. To celebrate this historic occasion and to underscore how important this declaration remains today, Europe Comics partner Dupuis has joined with the UN Human Rights Office to create a one-of-a-kind exposition. Article by article, the characters of Dupuis’s Spirou magazine bring to life the declaration’s central points and make the document accessible to all. A whole host of Europe Comics authors have taken up the call, and who better to headline this exposition than Spirou himself, illustrated by our very own Émile Bravo?
It is thus an honor for us, after recently bringing this timeless and humanist character into our own catalog with His Name Was Ptirou and Diary of a Naive Young Man, to support this worthy initiative by sharing it with our readers. We have included below a selection of illustrations, and the full digital version is available, along with more details about the exposition, on the UN Human Rights Office website. And if you want to salute human rights along with Spirou, join the discussion on social media with the hashtag #Spirou4Rights.
Header image: Spirou © Émile Bravo / Dupuis