[Michigan, December 10, 2014]: The American Human Rights Council (AHRC) joins the world’s community in recognizing and observing the International Human Rights day on December 10. On 1950 “December 10” was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly as a Day for Human for Human Rights to help advance the much needed attention regarding the state of human rights across the globe. It recognize the birth of Universal Declaration of Human Right. December 10 is the day all human rights organizations and nations of the world celebrate the United Nation Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration became a common bond for all nations in the world committing to preserve, protect and respect human rights for its citizens.http://www.ohchr.org/EN/UDHR/Pages/UDHRIndex.aspx
AHRC while it celebrates this precious occasion this year recognizes the huge challenges before human rights across the world. It recognizes the cycles of continued violations of basic human rights of fellow humans. Too many people today are victims of torture, injustices, war, jails, racism, and oppression. AHRC is particularly concerned regarding the state of human rights in the USA as well as the state of human rights in other parts of the world, especially the tragedies and violations of human rights in Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Egypt. On this occasion we recall the words of Kofi Anan, former UN Secretary: “Human rights education is much more than a lesson in schools or a theme for a day; it is a process to equip people with the tools they need to live lives of security and dignity. On this International Human Rights Day, let us continue to work together to develop and nurture in future generations a culture of human rights, to promote freedom, security and peace in all nations.”
The issue of human rights is not a partisan or ideological issue and violations of human rights are to be condemned no matter the identity of the violator or the identity of the victim. On the Day of Human Rights, AHRC calls upon all nations, groups and individuals to fully respect the Declaration of Human Rights and to live by it.
“Human rights are an integral part of being human.” said Imad Hamad, Executive Director of AHRC. “Our common humanity comes first regardless of race, religion, national origin or gender. We need the contribution of everyone to help establish a world free of human rights violations, in the US as well as abroad,” continued Hamad.