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HUMAN RIGHTS MONUMENT

2010
Bronze, diameter 250cm. Blue LED-spots.
Location: pier in River Zaan, next to Zaantheater, Zaandam, NL
Commissioned by Amnesty International Zaanstad and Stichting Mensenrechtenmonument Zaanstreek

The monument is shaped like an inverted singing bowl.
Around it is, in high relief, the text of the third article of the Universal Declaration of the Human Rights:
“Eenieder heeft het recht op leven, vrijheid en onschendbaarheid van zijn persoon.”
(Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.)

When there is an action or commemoration, like on International Human Rights Day (December 10), the bronze bowl is sounded with a hammer
to make the text reverberate in the wide surrroundings.
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