Human Rights Day

18.12.2017

Chile: Human Rights Day in Villa Grimaldi

Chile: Human Rights Day in Villa Grimaldi

by Dalia Chiu It’s not the first time I’ve crossed the gate of the Villa Grimaldi Peace Park. The afternoon is hot and the park is a cool oasis of native trees, cinnamon, patagua, araucaria and the old ombú, that strange half-grass tree that grows in front of and a… »

12.12.2017

Thousands of Militants Mark International Human Rights Day with Rallies and Protests

Thousands of Militants Mark International Human Rights Day with Rallies and Protests

“Human rights do not have the universal application that would be desirable because they do not flow from the universal power of the human being, but only from the power that one part now exercises over the whole. If even the most elementary claims to the governing of one’s own… »

11.12.2014

‘Every Day Is Human Rights Day’

‘Every Day Is Human Rights Day’

Human Wrongs Watch The universal reach of human rights should not be restricted to one day alone but extended to every day of the year, top United Nations officials declared on 10 December 2014 as they marked Human Rights Day – an annual UN-backed event commemorating the date… »

10.12.2014

Happy Birthday to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights!

Happy Birthday to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights!

On 10 December 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the full text of which appears below. Following this historic act, the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and “to cause it to… »

13.12.2013

Madurai – International Human Rights Day

Madurai – International Human Rights Day

International Human Rights Day 2013 was jointly celebrated by diverse groups in Madurai, the administrative headquarters of the district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, on the Sunday previous to its actual December 10 official date. Activities took place at the Gandhian Museum and were organised… »

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