Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day.
This year, Human Rights Day calls on everyone to stand up for someone's rights! Disrespect for basic human rights continues to be wide-spread in all parts of the globe. Extremist movements subject people to horrific violence. Messages of intolerance and hatred prey on our fears. Humane values are under attack.
In Sydney West Papuan supporters and civil society groups joined in a rally and march, uniting with Aboriginal Peoples defence of Human Rights and to bring awareness to the issues our government should be looking at but don't.
Aboriginal leaders a march through Sydney in a protest to mark International Human Rights Day. In July ABC’s Four Corners program aired footage of the repeated assault and mistreatment of Indigenous boys at detention centres in the Northern Territory, provoking a Royal Commission into youth abuse at the Don Dale detention centre, including that against Dylan Voller whose mother participated in the march Slide show at