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Human Rights Day

Tuesday, 10 December 2024
09:00 AM
Human Rights Day


Hosted by:
Student Equity and Inclusion

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day, in 1948, that the United Nations General Assembly adopted 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. 

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all, it establishes the equality of dignity and worth of every person. Its principles are as relevant today as when they were first developed. The declaration reminds us of the importance of standing up for our own rights and those of others.


Read: 30 articles on the 30 Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights View here

Watch: this video provides the history, content and ongoing significance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. View here

RightsApp: a quick reference tool that supports individuals to know their rights and assists businesses, employers and community groups to check their obligations under international human rights law. View here