Dr Gerard Emmanuel Kamdem Kanga
(Faculty of Humanities, and the Centre for Sexualities, AIDS and Gender)
Articles in the UDHR:
- Article 1:
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
- Article 3:
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
- Article 4:
No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.
- Article 5:
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Description of entry:
The Libyan Auction: “Does anybody need a digger? This is a digger, a big strong man, he’ll dig”. This is an auctioneer speaking as reported by CNN. This painting of 406 mm by 508 mm depicts the migrant slavery in Libya; in 2018. The two nude figures in a triangular composition represent mankind turned into goods and openly sold in auctions; in the 21st Century. Interestingly, this lasted for more than a year with no attention until a CNN and French TV reports shocked the world which finally woke up. For how long the struggle for human rights will last?