Tag: OHCHR

A History of LGBT rights at the UN

10th December 1948 and the UN General Assembly adopts the ‘Universal Declaration of Human Rights’. It states that: “All human beings are born free and...

Human Rights Day Message (English)

联合国人权事务高级专员办事处 扎伊德•拉阿德•侯赛因 联合国人权事务高级专员 人权日致辞 2014年12月10日 你好 人人生而自由 在尊严和权利上一律平等 这或许是所有国际条约中 最能引起共鸣的优美文字 《世界人权宣言》借此对所有人承诺了 经济、社会、政治、文化和公民权利 共同支撑着免受匮乏和恐慌的生活 这些人权并不专属于个别国家 它们不是对良好品行的奖赏 也非为某个特定的时代 或社会群体所专有 它们是所有人不可剥夺的权利 不论何时何地 一年365日天天如此 这些权利属于所有肤色的人 和所有种族与族裔群体 不论他们是否残疾 不论他们是公民还是移民 不论他们性别、阶层、...

What is a human rights treaty body?

What is it? What is a Human Rights Treaty Body? The most basic minimum human rights standards have been discussed and written down by countries....

Stand up for Human Rights

Seventy years after States adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it is just as powerfully relevant as it was on its first day. The...

What is the Human Rights Council?

What is it? What is the Human Rights Council? The United Nations Human Rights Council is an assembly of 47 countries, which meets to discuss...

What is a human right?

What is it? What is a Human Right? From the start of our lives, because we are human beings, there are certain things our governments...