Today is International Human Rights Day

Today is International Human Rights Day

Today is International Human Rights Day

Written by Staff Writer

10 Dec, 2014 | 8:18 am

” Human Rights 365 ” stands as the theme for this year’s Human Rights Day.

When the General Assembly adopted the Declaration, with 48 states in favour and eight abstentions, it was proclaimed as a “common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations”, towards which individuals and societies should “strive by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance”.

Although the Declaration, with its broad range of political, civil, social, cultural and economic rights is not a binding document, it inspired more than 60 human rights instruments which together constitute an international standard of human rights.

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