The Berlin International Human Rights Congress (BIHRC)

"Human Rights and Democracy in a Globalized World - Moving Towards an International Consensus"

(Berlin; October 1st - 4th, 2010)

Human Rights Introduction

August 21, 1968

The Prague Spring Uprising is suppressed

The Prague Spring uprising ferociously put down by tanks from five Warsaw Pact Powers, supported by the GDR. The illusion of “Socialism with a human face”, a phrase used by reformist leader Alexander Dubcek, disappears.