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Human Rights Day 2020: UN urges to give equal opportunities to all

In 1948, the UN made a universal declaration of human rights which are available in more than 500 languages.

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Published on 10 Dec 2020 7:17 AM GMT

Dec 10 observes as Human Rights Day and other historical events
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Lucknow: Human Rights Day is celebrated every year on the 10th of December worldwide. The United Nations declared 10 December in 1950 as Human Rights Day to draw people's attention to human rights. It aims to make people around the world aware of the importance of human rights.

A day for Human Rights:

In 1948, the UN made a universal declaration of human rights which are available in more than 500 languages.

The theme of Human Rights Day this year is 'Stand up for better human rights again'. This topic has been kept in view of the corona pandemic. On this occasion, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has released a video message. In it, he said that efforts to combat the Corona epidemic, in gender equality, public participation, climate justice and sustainable development - human rights need to be given central importance.

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When it started?

The right to life, liberty, equality and respect of any person comes under human rights, but most people are not well aware of these rights. Human Rights Day is organized to make them aware of these rights.

The Government of India constituted the National Human Rights Commission on 12 October 1993 and the law came into force from 28 September 1993. The commission includes economic and social and cultural rights along with civil and political rights.

History of Human Rights:

If history is seen then the beginning of human rights is considered from very ancient times. It dates back to 539 BC when Cyrus freed slaves after conquering Babylon. He declared that all people had the freedom to choose their religion and also established racial equality.

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Father of Human Rights Professor Henkin

If seen in the modern era, Professor Henkin of Columbia University School of Law is called the father of human rights.

Professor Henkin worked extensively in this field during his five-decade-long career. Professor Henkin played the most important role in shaping international law after the Second World War.

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Yogita S.

Yogita S.

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