International Human Rights Day 10th of December 2011
Global Human Rights Movement
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights
10th of December 1948: United Nations signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Human Rights Day is globally marked by social, political and cultural events focused on human rights issues. Nobel Peace Prize is awarded the same day. This year, 3 women were awarded Nobel Peace Prize for their human rights defendents activity: Tawakkol Karman of Yemen, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Liberian president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
Know your rights. Defend your rights.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights first 10 articles
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.
All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.
Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.