Recommended for the Memory of the World
gThe Founding Declaration of the Zenkoku Suiheisha and related itemsh

Recommended for the Memory of the World Register are the Founding Declaration of the Zenkoku Suiheisha (National Levelers' Association) and related material, which consist of the eleven items. The Founding Declaration of the Zenkoku Suiheisha, to which high value has been attached as the first declaration of human rights in Japan, is at the same time the first declaration of human rights issued by minority people and thus is an appropriate heritage for "the Memory of the World". The Founding Declaration of the Zenkoku Suiheisha and related material, which are based on the universal principles of human rights, liberty, equality, fraternity and democracy, has contributed to the establishment of human rights and the development of democracy both inside and outside Japan, having world significance and importance.

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