top of page

Human Rights Day is celebrated annually around the world on 10 December every year.

Updated: Dec 11, 2022

Human Rights Day is celebrated annually around the world on 10 December every year. The date was chosen to honor the United Nations General Assembly's adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948.

December 10 is Human Rights Day, a United Nations (UN) campaign that calls for people to know and push for their rights no matter where they are in the world.

Women's demonstration for civil rights and healthy environment in Goa, India.

Women's demonstration for civil rights and healthy environment in Goa, India.

Protecting Our Rights

Human rights are our basic rights or freedoms. They include our right to live, our right to health, education, freedom of speech and thoughts, and equal rights. Some groups organize protests on Human Rights Day to alert people of circumstances in parts of the world where human rights are not recognized or respected, or where these rights are not considered to be important.

Cultural events and photo exhibitions are also held to inform people, especially today's youth, of their rights and why it's important to hold on to them.

What's Open or Closed?

Human Rights Day is a global observance and not a public holiday, so it's business as usual.

Briefly about Human Rights Day?

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was drafted between January 1947 and December 1948. It aimed to form a basis for human rights all over the world and represented a significant change of direction from events during World War II and the continuing colonialism that was rife in the world at the time. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is considered as the most translated document in modern history. It is available in more than 360 languages and new translations are still being added.

The UN General Assembly adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, France, on the December 10, 1948. All states and interested organizations were invited to mark December 10 as Human Rights Day at a UN meeting on December 4, 1950. It was first observed on December 10 that year and has been observed each year on the same date. Each year Human Rights Day has a theme. Some of these themes have focused on people knowing their human rights or the importance of human rights education.

Why is Human Rights Day celebrated?

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

What are the 5 basic human rights?

Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more. Everyone is entitled to these rights, without discrimination.

What's the right to freedom and equality?

All human beings are born free, are equal in dignity and have the same rights.

What's the right to freedom of thought, opinion and expression?

All human beings have the equal right to hold opinions without interference and have the right to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media.

What's the right to work?

Everyone has the right to work as per their choice of employment and has an equal right to just and favourable conditions of work. It also encompasses the right to protection against unemployment.

What's the right to education?

The right to education gives one the right to get educated ideally till elementary school and free of cost.

What's the Right to be treated equal before the law?

Everyone must be treated equal before the law and entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. The right protects against discrimination and against any incitement to discrimination.

What's the Right of social service?

Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being, including food, clothing, housing, medical care and necessary social services.

What's the Right to trial?

Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal or component of law.

What's the Right to privacy?

This right protects all from being subjected to arbitrary interference with regard to their family, home or correspondence’s privacy and attacks on honour and reputation. The right allows everyone to seek protection of the law against such interference or attacks.

What's the Right to asylum?

Everyone has the right to seek asylum in other countries for protection from persecution. This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from the acts that defy the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

What's the Right to democracy?

Everyone has the right to take part in the government of their country, directly or through freely chosen representatives along with the right of equal access to public service.

11 views0 comments


bottom of page