P.A. Bitez: ‘The Naked Eye’

Inspired by Article 11 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Princess Arinola Adegbite created this poem for inclusion in A Poetic Declaration, commissioned for the Ripples of Hope Festival at HOME in Manchester, in September.

Vona Groarke: ‘The Passport’

Inspired by Article 15 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Vona Groarke created this poem for inclusion in A Poetic Declaration, commissioned for the Ripples of Hope Festival at HOME in Manchester, in September.

Luke Wright: ‘Article 20’ – A Poetic Declaration

Inspired by Article 20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Luke Wright created this poem for inclusion in A Poetic Declaration, commissioned for the Ripples of Hope Festival at HOME in Manchester, in September.

School children across Greater Manchester are creating a new Poetic Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which will be unveiled online on 10 December – Human Rights Day.

Malika Booker: ‘Museum for the countless Mothers of Black bodies dead in state custody’

Inspired by Article 9 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Malika Booker created this poem for inclusion in A Poetic Declaration, commissioned for the Ripples of Hope Festival at HOME in Manchester, in September.

School children across Greater Manchester are creating a new Poetic Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which will be unveiled online on 10 December – Human Rights Day.

Keisha Thompson: ‘How to Make an Article 25’

Inspired by Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Keisha Thompson created this poem for inclusion in A Poetic Declaration, commissioned for the Ripples of Hope Festival at HOME in Manchester, in September.

Keisha will be one of the judges selecting 30 poems from school children across Greater Manchester to create a new Poetic Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which will be unveiled online on 10 December – Human Rights Day.

How corrupt is the UK?

Political economist Richard Murphy addresses this question in response to Boris Johnson claiming the UK “is not remotely a corrupt country” after being barraged by questions on ethical standards by journalists at the Cop26 summit, referring to the Owen Patterson lobbying scandal.