Appreciates the course of the demand for human rights, which embodies the recognition of identity concepts of humanity.
Explore case studies related to each article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and get to know the faces of some inspiring voices in their daily advocacy.
The rights illustrated in this section are the most intimate, because they reflect the struggle for full sovereignty and self-determination that we have over our physical bodies and well-being. We all have the right to life, not to be enslaved, tortured, or arbitrarily detained, and not to be denied asylum. We highlight illustrative cases on exiles in Panama, modern slavery, refugees, and the Rwandan genocide.
Every person has the right to have their private and family life be respected. This includes the right of each person to make decisions about his or her own life, as long as there is no interference with the rights of others. The case studies in this section highlight the serious threat to the interests of individuals, and society as a whole, when there are breaches of online privacy; the importance of every individual having the right to choose his or her life partner; and the right to practice religion, or no religion at all.
Everyone has the right to a dignified life. This includes the right to education; the economic and social rights indispensable to a person’s dignity; the right to work in just and favorable conditions; the right to rest and leisure; and the right to a standard of living adequate for an individual’s health and wellbeing. It also includes the right of each person to take part in cultural life, and to have their culture be respected.
Case studies include an analysis of the success that the Guna community, as well as other indigenous communities, have had protecting their intellectual property rights. Other cases examine the exploitation of workers in the international textile industry and in the electronics industry, two industries which are vital for maintaining a well functioning society.
Everyone has the right to participate in society. This includes a person’s right to a nationality; their right to vote; and their right to be involved in decision-making processes that affect them. It also encompasses the right to freedom of association, and the right to assemble peacefully.
Case studies from several different countries examine this right. Some of these cases highlight the importance of the freedom to assemble and protest, while others examine the essentiality of a free press in a democracy. There are also examples of controversial elections in Panama; an analysis of the right to a nationality in the Dominican Republic; and a study of the basic right of freedom of movement.
The right to justice is both a basic human right and a means to protect all the other universally recognized human rights. Justice protects individuals from discrimination, violence, injustice, and corruption. In addition, it promotes the peaceful coexistence of individuals in a society, and it is vital for building strong and fair communities. Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1997 to 2006, and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, observed that: “The Rule of Law is not a luxury and justice is not a side issue. . .”
December 15 2022 to january 29 2023
Exhibition based on drawings by Polish children who lived through the attack of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union on Poland during World War II (1939-1945), and recent drawings by Ukrainian children presenting the current Russian attack on Ukraine (2022).
January 17, 2023 to February 24, 2023
Holos – Kaustos is a visual memory of what is left of the world’s most infamous concentration camp in modern history: Auschwitz-Birkenau. At the same time, it’s the memories and presence of those who lived to tell their stories.
May 9th to June 18th
First national fashion exhibition dedicated to the connection that exists and should exist between fashion and human rights, specifically focusing on Panamanian fashion design. Slow Fashion, Sustainability, Artisanal Work, and much more.
May 24th to June 15th
Exhibition about the life of Anna and Zygmunt Rotter, whose story has been the inspiration for the work “A Memory after the Holocaust.”
Let our tour guides take you by the hand and lead you on a journey through the history of human rights and their evolution in Panama and the rest of the world.