Fifty years ago, the United Nations General Assembly adopted two international treaties that would forever shape international human rights: The International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
Created in the aftermath of WWII, the two Covenants along with the Universal Declaration of Human Rightsbecame the International Bill of Human Rights setting out the civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights that are the birth right of all human beings.
Since that time a fundamental sea change has occurred across the world, with many countries recognizing human rights and the rule of law as the basis for truly resilient and stable societies.
Yet, challenges remain.
FREEDOM, underpins the International Bill of Human Rights – freedom from fear, freedom of speech,freedom of worship andfreedom from want.
Fifty years on, many people are still unaware of the existence of the International Bill of Human Rights and many countries around the world still have much to do to build political institutions, judicial systems, and economies that allow ordinary people to live with dignity. The growth of hate speech against religious and racial minorities, the justification of rights violations in the name of combatting terrorism, the clawing back of economic and social rights in the name of economic crises or security, and the failure to respect the right to privacy in the digital age, show the relevance of the two Covenants and the need to respect them.
To promote and raise awareness of the two Covenants on their 50th anniversary, the UN Human Rights Office is launching on #HumanRightsDay “Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always.” a year-long campaign to shine a light on the inalienable and inherent rights of global citizens — now, and always.
“Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always.” revolves around the timeless themes of rights and freedom and the relevance of the work that continues in securing and ensuring them. At its core, FREEDOM, underpins the International Bill of Human Rights – freedom from fear, freedom of speech, freedom of worship and freedom from want.
On Human Rights Day, we invite you to join in celebrating 50 years of freedom as embodied in theInternational Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). These four freedoms are as relevant today as they were when the Covenants were adopted.
Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always.
En Avril 1994, le Rwanda bascule dans l’horreur. Alors âgé seulement de douze ans, Charles Habonimana est désigné « dernier Tutsi », celui qui sera tué en dernier.
Nous vous invitons à le rencontrer ce soir.
Nous vous y attendons nombreux!
Before Xi Jinping's visit to France and Italy, EGAM and many prominent figures called for an end to the mass persecution of Uighurs by Beijing.
Avant la visite en France de Xi Jinping, l'EGAM et de nombreuses personnalités réclament la fin des persécutions de masse des Ouïgours par Pékin.
Un rassemblement ce lundi 25 mars à 14h sur le parvis des droits de l'Homme.
Nous vous y attendons nombreux!
Le 15 mars, Osman Kavala a purgé sa 500ème journée en prison. En ce 500eme jour de détention, il publie ce message. Nous restons solidaires avec #OsmanKavala. Vous pouvez lire son message ici:
#ChristchurchMosqueAttack : @SOS_Racisme appelle à un rassemblement ce vendredi à 18h30 Place du Puits de l'Ermite (75005 Paris) afin de se recueillir en hommage aux victimes et pour affirmer notre refus des hystéries antimusulmanes.