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“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.”- Nelson Mandela, South African civil rights activist

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International Human Rights Day


Every person has the right to live in a safe environment and earn a living. Many people are still threatened with losing their homes and basic rights in today’s global climate. And one never feels safe in this desire of inflicting pain through numerous techniques.

And it is for this reason that Human Rights Day is marked to provide these people the power to seek chances that they deserve without feeling threatened. Today’s society is split by a plethora of viewpoints and discriminations based on gender, colour, caste, and religion. The innocent youngsters are the ones who bear the brunt of this cruelty. Every child and human being, regardless of ethnicity, colour, or gender, deserves equal respect in each space they visit.

Because we do not live in an ideal world, these discriminated people’s human rights are in jeopardy, and they are merely surviving, with many of them losing their lives in the process. The NHRC (National Human Rights Commission) is an organization in India that protects their interests and investigates allegations of human rights violations. It has similar goals and aims to carry out these missions as other human rights organizations around the world. It is a constitution-making body that was established in accordance with the Paris Principles. It follows the Government’s PHRA criteria (Protection of Human Rights Act).

Human Rights Day is an annual international celebration held on December 10th to mark the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights coordinates worldwide efforts to celebrate the day, which includes cultural events and performances, public forums and seminars, and other educational activities promoting human rights.


According to the UN’s official website, the UDHR is a landmark document that is available in more than 500 languages and is the most translated document in the world.

The Magna Carta, drafted in 1215, the English Bill of Rights of 1689, the French Declaration on the Rights of Man and Citizen of 1789, the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights of 1791, and so on were all antecedents of the 20th-century text. When these documents were translated, however, it was discovered that the policies discriminated against women, people of color, race, and religion.

National Human Rights Commission

National Commission on Human Rights The formation of the National Human Rights Commission (NI-MC) in 1993 was the most significant move in this regard. In order to carry out one of the promises made in the election manifesto of 1991, and in light of wild allegations and propaganda made by Pakistan and America, including some non-governmental organizations such as Amnesty International and Asia Watch, about gross violations of human rights in Punjab and Kashmir.

The Government of India decided that it was in the national interest to establish such a body through an ordinance proclaimed by the President on September 23, 1993, which became an Act the following year. This organization is a statutory entity.

The NHRC’s functions are as follows:

  • To investigate complaints of human rights violations or abetment, or negligence in the prevention of such violations by a public servant, based on a petition presented to it by a victim or any person in this behalf.
  • To investigate complaints of human rights violations or abetment, or negligence in the prevention of such violations by a public servant.
  • To investigate complaints of human rights violations or abetment, or negligence in the prevention of such violations by a public servant.
  • To visit any jail or other facility under the jurisdiction of the state government where persons are detained or lodged for the purposes of treatment, reformation, or protection, on notice to the state government, to evaluate the living circumstances of the inmates and make recommendations.
  • To examine the factors that obstruct the enjoyment of human rights, including the use of terrorism, and recommend appropriate remedial measures.
  • The Commission has the authority to visit or enter a location for the seizure or recovery of some important documents or information as it deems necessary for the purposes of prosecuting an inquiry, and it may request the services of central or state government personnel.

Why is Youth focused on this day?

  • Youth participation is crucial to accomplish sustainable development goals for everybody, according to the United Nations.
  • They can play a significant role in making a positive difference.
  • It is critical to educate youngsters about their rights so that they may assert them in an emergency and benefit globally.

How is International Human Rights Day celebrated?

Human Rights Day is observed by holding official political conferences, meetings, exhibitions, cultural events, and a variety of other activities to raise awareness about human rights. To make this event more effective and profitable, a certain theme has been chosen. Human poverty, for example, is one of the most serious human rights issues.

They hope to realize the objective of eradicating poverty from human life and assisting people in establishing and enjoying a prosperous life by commemorating Human Rights Day. Other programmes, such as music, theatre, dance, and others, are also performed with the goal of teaching people about human rights. Some protest activities are also carried out in order to raise public awareness about human rights.

What is the significance of Human Rights Day?

People all across the world celebrate International Human Rights Day in order to promote human rights. This day is commemorated with the goal of improving the physical, social, and cultural well-being and welfare of vulnerable people around the world. The following are a few reasons to commemorate this day:

To encourage vulnerable groups of people, including as women, minorities, teenagers, the impoverished, disabled persons.

To raise awareness of human rights among people all around the world.

To draw attention to the United Nations General Assembly’s efforts to improve global human rights situations.


Great human beings sparked and maintained the human rights ideal articulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Human rights education should be a top priority since the progress of human rights’ liberating force is dependent on their being deeply established in hearts, minds, and everyday life.

The’ mothers and fathers’ of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 were well aware that the promotion and preservation of human rights should begin win the education. Human rights education is particularly concerned with two domains of study: law and .Human beings are defined by their ideals and sentiments, which come first and foremost. Human rights education, in its modern, full, holistic sense, is an ethical, civic, and international education that is critical for contemporary civilizations, as well as the survival and perfection of humanity.

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