“Rights of One Human Are Rights of Every Human” – NCHRO Marks International Human Rights Day – 2018.
The 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is, pressingly, a moment that calls our attention to the very idea of Human Rights. The articles of the UDHR is both universal and indivisible. Human rights are an important part of our constitution and help strengthen our democracy by giving people a voice. Human rights are owed by the State to the people – this means public bodies must respect our human rights and the Government must ensure an environment in place so that people respect mutually. Article 2 of the UDHR says, “Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.”
Despite the efforts to protect human rights, the hostility toward human rights and those who defend them continues to rise in our country. The right to protect human rights is often threatened by the institutions holding the responsibility for its protection.
Through “Rights of One Human Are Rights of Every Human”, the NCHRO plans a series of events to engage a broad base of audiences. The NCHRO offers a poster in English and other Regional languages which hit the streets across the country and the vibrant posters in social media have caught the attention of many online users.
The events will encompass public forums to discuss current human rights issues in the country. Notable events are NCHRO Delhi Chapter “Human Rights Gathering” at Indian Coffee House, Connaught Place New Delhi on December 10, 2018. NCHRO Exco Member, Ko.Sugumaran Puducherry, was invited to give the keynote speech at the “Human Rights Public Conference” organised by NCHRO Kerala Chapter, to be held at NMR Hall Palakkad on December 10, 2018. These events aimed to foster an atmosphere for respect and acceptance.
NCHRO calls on everyone to stand up for human rights and to recommit to the respect, protection and fulfillment of rights for all.
Message from the NCHRO General Secretary, Prof P Koya on International Human Rights Day – 2018
can be seen HERE.