Former ACL team member Kristina Olney has had an article published on the First Things blog in which she reflects on the passing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 63 years ago on December 10.

She writes: “in the West, where countries define themselves by their commitment to this idea of universal human rights, there is an Orwellian battle going on to redefine human rights. There is an attempt to win for certain groups rights that are not afforded to others”.

Kristina uses the examples of Toowoomba GP David van Gend and columnist Andrew Bolt to demonstrate an emerging trend of a right not to be offended, which apply only to certain classes of people. Click here to read the rest of the article.

Kristina is currently working for the US Commission on International Religious Freedom in Washington, D.C.