The Father of the
Human Rights System
"John Humphrey is the founder of the modern human rights system." - Nelson Mandela
Inspired by a letter from John Humphreys widow, Dr. Margaret Kunstler Humphrey, the Hampton Town Council established an ad hoc committee which has evolved into an incorporated, charitable foundation. The Foundation's mandate has been to find appropriate ways to honour and continue the legacy of John Humphrey.
March 31, 2018
On March 31, 2019, Hampton we had the priviledge of welcoming Siyabulela Mandela to Hampton to visit the John Peters Humphrey Credo. He was gracious with his time and spent the morning talking and visiting the Credo, museum and Station 33.
Our mission is to provide an ongoing tribute to John Peters Humphrey by educating individuals of all ages about his life and accomplishments; to provide a venue to learn about John Peters Humphrey and his work; and to educate people about human rights.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Animated by Peter Pickersgill
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
At the request of Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady of the United States and Chair of the U.N. Human Rights Commission, Humphrey would do something never done before, draft an international bill of rights.
For the animated Universal Declaration of Human Rights, click here
Preserving the Legacy Project
With the blessing of the original artists, the foundation seeks to preserve the sculpture of John Peters Humphrey as public art by replacing the wooden bench with stone and by having the wooden sculpture bronzed.