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The Law Department celebrates the Human Rights Day

Posted on 09 December 2020

The Law Departments will celebrate the UN Human Rights Day on 10 December with an event organised by the working group on Human and Fundamental Rights: "Exploring all avenues on Human Rights Day: Methods and Methodology in Human Rights Research"

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being - regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

This year’s Human Rights Day theme - Recover Better - Stand Up for Human Rights - relates to the COVID-19 pandemic and focuses on the need to build back better by ensuring Human Rights are central to recovery efforts. 

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"Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home -- so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. [...] Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for  progress in the larger world."  Eleanor Roosevelt

 

For more information about the event, please write to the workin group coordinators at [email protected]