Tag: UN Human Rights

Human Rights Day – 2018

Seventy years ago, upon the ashes of countries devastated by war, the Holocaust and economic depression, world leaders devised a plan. The Universal Declaration of...

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...

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...

Development is a human right

thirty years ago the international community came together to debate the challenges affecting our world until then development had been equated with economic growth only...