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On February 20, 1976, the French jurist, human-rights pioneer and Nobel Peace Prize winner Rene Cassin died, at age 88. Cassin had a long and distinguished career as legal thinker and practitioner, and in the latter part of his life became renowned as a Zionist and Jewish activist. But it is for his work as the principal drafter of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948, that he is best known...