human rights day

  • December 10, 2013

    In a statement to mark Human Rights Day, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has warned that “armed drones are…being deployed, without due legal process."

  • December 10, 2012

    After a failed, regressive attempt by 72 MPs to repeal the Human Rights Act, 72 civil society groups have called on the government to secure and advance it.

  • December 10, 2012

    It is not just governments and political opposition movements who are accused of violating human rights, and who need to be pressed to uphold them. The corporate world, which is increasingly dominant in a globalised society, faces major issues in this area.

  • December 10, 2012

    Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day in 1948 on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

  • December 10, 2009

    The concept of non-discrimination lies at the heart of human rights, says Navi Pillay. For this reason, it has been designated the official theme of this Human Rights Day, which occurs every year on the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

  • November 29, 2008

    To mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this fun yet challenging event will ask which is the greatest right.