The World Human Rights Day (WHRD) is observed every year on December 10 to commemorate adaptation of Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Observance of the day seeks to encourage, support and amplify measures to be taken by everyone to defend human rights.
This year theme is ‘Let’s stand up for equality, justice and human dignity’.
This year, Human Rights Day kicks off a year-long campaign to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
In run up to the celebration of Human Rights Day, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had organised a series of events in India.
On this day in 1948, United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) had adopted and proclaimed Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris.