Stéphane Hessel was born in Berlin, but fought as a resistant in France during the second world war. His mother inspired a character in the movie «Jules et Jim». In his recent pamphlet, «Indignez-vous !», he is giving us good reasons to fight against the system.
He contributed to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The UN body that enforces the respect of these rights is the OHCHR, based in Geneva.