Every year on 10 December, the world celebrates Human Rights Day, the very day when, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
World Human Rights Day 2022, is a day to celebrate the achievements of those who have fought for and protected human rights. It is also a day to reflect on the future and work out what needs to be done to make society fairer for everyone.
This is the perfect occasion to pay tribute to those who fought selflessly for Human Rights such as Nelson Mandela.
As a country, we take our human rights seriously as these rights and freedoms underpin Australia's democracy and our way of life and we are fortunate to have a government that is courageous enough to take important steps to protect and promote our human rights.
What are Human Rights?
Human rights are universal rights. This means that everyone, whoever they may be, should be treated equally and with respect free from discrimination against there:
‘Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All’ is this year’s theme which focuses on emphasizing the articles in the preamble as a fundamental blueprint to take solid actions against violations at all levels.
It is the duty of every human being to keep a check on fundamental human rights and stand against it to suppress the issue at global levels.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the world's most translated document. It is available in 370 different languages.
“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” – Nelson Mandela