The way of Human Rights is an outdoor monument in Nuremberg, Germany.
In 1988 a jury of twelve from the Germanisches Nationalmuseum had to decide on the artistic design for the Kartäusergasse street that is situated next to the museum. Israeli artist Dani Karavan’s “Way of Human Rights” won the competition and the monument was presented to the public in 1993.
It consists of 27 white pillars, two slabs in the ground, a cypress oak tree and an arch. Each pillar is inscribed with one article from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in German and one other language.
The fact that the “Way of Human Rights” is located in Nuremberg is of historical importance; Nuremberg was the city of the Nazi Party rallies and the place where the racist “Laws of Nuremberg” were introduced. The monument is a reminder and condemnation of the crimes against humanity committed by the National Socialists, as well as of the fact that human rights are still violated today in many countries all over the world.