The “Drafting Committee” is responsible for the wording of the draft Global Bill of Rights. The Committee engages in “drafting through dialougue” to make annual changes to the Draft Global Bill of Rights. This process has been ongoing for 12 years and Unite is now on Version 11 which you can read and comment on below. If you want to know more about the thinking behind a Global Bill of Rights, and the documents that have led up to, and been included in, the draft Global Bill of Rights, please click here to see Version 11 along with an Introduction: [insert link to page turning Version 11]
The Committee seeks wide participation from people of all backgrounds and professions. A draft document is provided as a staring point, not a finished document. You can easily comment. All comments are considered equally, regardless of who submits them. It’s the weight of the idea that matters, not the position or status of the person who makes them.
The Committee is drafting the most beautiful document possible, and is not concerned whether one ruler or country will accept the document. The standard for all comments is what is best for humanity. All people, businesses and governments who participate in the process, as well as the Committee and the Advisory Board that supports the Committee, are asked to imagine that after the list of rights is selected, they could emerge at any place, in any country, and as any person, rich or poor, powerful or not, and have those rights.
The Committee meets twice a year, in the months of March and September, to coincide with the meetings of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. The Committee votes on suggestions for changes in the draft documents that are submitted to the website or mailed in. All changes require a 2/3 vote. A new version of the document is published each year and the process continues.
Here is a list of the “Drafting Committee” members:
John Kirk Boyd
Carlos de Villian
Alfred de Zayas