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John Peters

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"The Father of the modern 
Human Rights System"

-Nelson Mandela

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"John Humphrey is the founder of the modern human rights system." - Nelson Mandela


Preserving the Legacy Project

Unvieling Ceremony

April 30, 2023


12:30pm  Dove Pathway

1pm  Ceremony and Unveiling

2pm  Reception in Council Chambers

For more information click here

Human Rights Writing & Art Contest

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the declaration of Human Rights we are holding a writing and art contest. Topic: What is Human Rights? Deadline: April 10, 2023 Prize: 250$ two prizes available. More information here.

What are Human Rights?

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.

Siyabulela Mandela

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.


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

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Animated by Peter Pickersgill

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