OBIT/ STEPHANE HESSEL

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Stéphane Hessel, diplomat, concentration camp survivor and one of the authors of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, passed away overnight inParisat the age of 95. FILE

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STORY: OBIT/ STEPHANE HESSEL
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SOURCE: UNRIC BRUSSELS
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / FRENCH / NATS

DATELINE: 7 DECEMBER 2012, PARIS, FRANCE


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1. Wide shot, Paris skyline
2. Close up, Hessel's eyes
3. Close up, Hessel's hands
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Hessel, Human Rights Activist:
"There are still terrible violations, not to speak of Israel and Palestine, not to speak of what's happening in the Democratic Republic of Congo, or of Sudan, or in many, many places still things are going the wrong way, but we must hope that the young generation today listening to the human rights declaration will find it possible to work so that things improve."
5. Close up, Hessel's hands
6. Med shot, Hessel talking to interviewer


STORYLINE:

Holocaust survivor and renown writer Stephane Hessel, who was also a member of the French resistance in II World War died at the age of 95 in Paris last night (26 February).

Hessel who participated in the drafting of the Declaration of Human Rights 64 years ago said in an interview with the United Nations in Brussles back in December last year, on the occasion of Human Rights Day, that "there are still terrible violations" in the world today, citing the Israeli and Palestinian conflict as well as the situations in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan as examples

Hessel was born in Berlin, Germany in 1917 and became a naturalized French citizen in 1939 before being mobilized later that year into the French army. After the Second World War, Hessel was involved together with Eleanor Roosevelt in editing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
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