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Bicentennial of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, March 19, 2018
1. Bicentennial of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen Marker
Inscription.  
Declaracion aprobada por la Asamblea Nacional en Paris, Francia el 26 de agosto de 1789. En homenaje a sus 200 años y la universalidad y vigencia de sus principios, se erige este monumento, como recordatorio permanente al estado y sus ciudadanos de su fiel cumplimiento.
Corte Suprema de Justicia
Asociacion de Diplomaticos de Guatemala
Comision Guatemalteca del Bicentenario de la Revolucion Francesa y de la
Declaracion de los Derechos del Hombe y del Ciudadano
Guatemala, 26 de agosto 1989

Marcador adicional:
“Ya es hora de devolver a las mujeres
su dignidad perdida y que
contribuyan a la reforma del mundo”
Mary Woollstonecraft/1792

English translation:
The Declaration approved by the National Assembly in Paris, France on August 26, 1789. In homage to its 200 years and the universality and validity of its principles, this monument is erected, as a permanent reminder to the state and its citizens of its faithful compliance.

Supreme Court of Justice
Association of Diplomats of Guatemala
The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 19, 2018
2. The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen Marker
To the left of the featured marker is this version of the Declaration in Spanish. Its text is readily available in multiple languages online.
Guatemalan Commission of the Bicentennial of the French Revolution and of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
Guatemala, August 26, 1989

Additional marker:
"It is time to return to women their lost dignity and that they contribute to the reform of the world"
Mary Woollstonecraft, 1792

 
Erected 1989 by Corte Suprema de Justicia, Asociación de Diplomáticos de Guatemala, Comisión Guatemalteca del Bicentenario de la Revolución Francesa y de la Declaración de los Derechos del Hombe y del Ciudadano.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsNotable Events.
 
Location. 14° 37.634′ N, 90° 30.82′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in Municipality of Guatemala. Marker is at the intersection of 7a Avenida and 21a Calle, on the right when traveling north on 7a Avenida. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guatemala City, Guatemala 01001, Guatemala. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Quetzal as Guatemala's Currency (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Guatemalan Peace Accords (about 180 meters away); Mural of the Guatemalan Nationality (about 180 meters away); Crédito Hipotecario Nacional (about 180 meters away); 50th Anniversary of the Guatemalan Social Security Institute
Bicentennial of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 19, 2018
3. Bicentennial of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen Marker
The markers are mounted to the front of the Supreme Court of Guatemala, facing the Human Rights Plaza (Plaza de los Derechos Humanos).
(about 210 meters away); Juan José Arévalo Bermejo (about 240 meters away); Mario Méndez Montenegro (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Mobile Military Police (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
 
Regarding Bicentennial of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. When this marker was dedicated in 1989, Guatemala's government and military was still waging a war against leftist guerrillas which included serious violations of the "Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen". A Peace Accord was finally signed in 1996.

The Mary Wollstonecraft quote on the additional marker is a paraphrasing of the original quote. The full quote from her 1792 "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman" is from Chapter 3: "It is time to effect a revolution in female manners, time to restore to them their lost dignity, and make them, as a part of the human species, labour by reforming themselves to reform the world. It is time to separate unchangeable morals from local manners. If men be demi-gods, why let us serve them! And if the dignity of the female soul be as disputable as that of animals, if their reason does not afford sufficient
Bicentennial of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 19, 2018
4. Bicentennial of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen Marker
light to direct their conduct whilst unerring instinct is denied, they are surely of all creatures the most miserable and, bent beneath the iron hand of destiny, must submit to be a FAIR DEFECT in creation. But to justify the ways of providence respecting them, by pointing out some irrefragable reason for thus making such a large portion of mankind accountable and not accountable, would puzzle the subtlest casuist."
 
Also see . . .  Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen at Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 12, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 12, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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