Archive for December 10th, 2020

10/12/2020

If Your Civic Space Is Closed, Your Human Rights Dissolve

Human Wrongs Watch

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Bibbi Abruzzini, Forus Communication team, Paris.

PARIS, Dec 10 2020 (IPS)* – On Human Rights Day, civil society calls for the protection of civic space as a fundamental freedom, as more than 80% of the world’s population live in countries where civic space is closed, repressed or obstructed.

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Credit: Forus International

Protecting civil society and fundamental freedoms means protecting the rights to associate and assemble, to express views and opinions. Civic space is the bedrock of any open and democratic society.

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10/12/2020

Global Forced Displacement Surpassed 80 Million at Mid-Year

Human Wrongs Watch

10/12/2020

Know Your Rights!

A participant examines pamphlet at the 15th Annual International Human Rights Summit 2018, which focused on Youth for Human Rights. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

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10 December 2020 (United Nations)* — The Universal Declaration of Human Rights holds the Guinness World Record as the most translated document. Yet, far too many people are still unaware of their basic rights as human beings.

Drafted by representatives of diverse legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration sets out universal values and a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. It establishes the equal dignity and worth of every person.

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10/12/2020

‘End Discrimination of Any Kind; Address Inequalities; Encourage Participation and Solidarity…’ – Human Rights Day

On the left we see someone carrying a child who is touching a windw while an eldely person touches the window on the opposite side. On the right we see a couple leaning on each other's shoulders while wearing face masks.
Left: A mother stands with her daughter, visiting senior parents but observing social distancing with a glass door between them – Right: A Navajo husband comforts his wife because of lost jobs and income, COVID-19 shutdown. PHOTO:Left: ©Getty Images/RyanJLane – Right: ©Getty Images/grandriver

10 December 2020 (United Nations)* — 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).

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