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Canadian Tribute to Human Rights

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Address: 120 Lisgar St | at Elgin, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0C2, Canada
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This 10-meter-high monument is dedicated to the preservation of human...

This 10-meter-high monument is dedicated to the preservation of human rights around the world.

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A tribute to human Rights

The Canadian Tribute to Human Rights, is a monumental sculpture located at the corner of Lisgar and Elgin. The monument is impressive but not too much as a tourist attraction.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 November 2016
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I went to high school down the road from this monument and it would make me so proud to see it every day. It's informative, and really makes you appreciate being Canadian with the blessings of having your government acknowledge and fight for your rights.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The Canadian Tribute to Human Rights, is a monumental sculpture located at the corner of Lisgar and Elgin. The monument is impressive but not too much as a tourist attraction.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2013

Nice to see but not much, it is like a drive-by sight. Wave and go ahead towards the Museum of Nature

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Ottawa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2012

Maybe it's supposed to bring you down, this sculptural tribute to human rights. To make you feel what the unrelenting yoke of oppression is like. But I find it a turn-off. In a world of so much bad, it takes courage and inspiration to keep fighting the good fight for human rights. The tribute would be better if it were... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2012

This monument, standing over thirty feet high and constructed of red granite and concrete, is located on the same property as the Ottawa Heritage Building and adjacent to the Knox Presbyterian Church on Elgin Street. The Monument bears the text: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” In addition, the words “Equality,” “Dignity,” and “Rights”... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

The Canadian Tribute to Human Rights is located next door to the main courthouse and City Hall in Ottawa. It serves as a symbolic spot for various groups advocating human rights at one time or another. I

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

Stop to look at it closely - it's a beautiful piece of work.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

The monumental is inspirational in its intent, but assumed even more meaning for me after I saw Mandela visit there. Imagine him there - frail but loving the children and crowds - as you visit it. I will never forget it.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2009

It's not a bad piece of sculpture and has some interesting geometry. But one would think a monument to human rights should be more impressive. Also, it should be on the grounds of Parliament Hill. But instead it just sits tucked away on Elgin Street on the old side of the city hall.

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