A new animation about the birth of the European Convention on Human Rights

Almost six years ago, not long after this blog started, we published a lovely post by Tom Blackmore, the grandson of David Maxwell Fyfe. Maxwell Fyfe was a Conservative lawyer and politician who went from being the British Deputy Chief Prosecutor at the Nuremberg War Crimes trials to being instrumental in drafting the European Convention on Human Rights.

Since then, I have been trying to find an opportunity to bring this fascinating story to life. So I am delighted to share this short film which RightsInfo, along with the Met Film School, have just released to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Nuremberg Trials. Please share widely and enjoy! If you are looking for a subtitled version, click here.

 

  • Read more about David Maxwell Fyfe here
  • Read Tom Blackmore’s original post here

4 thoughts on “A new animation about the birth of the European Convention on Human Rights

  1. Shame they left out the sick and disabled though. It all started with Aktion T4, and the sick and disabled are still scapegoated and fighting for their ‘benefts’ they need to live, even now. :/

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