This time of this year has a particular focus on human rights. A good idea really when you think about what Christmas is supposed to really be about. December 3 was the International Day of Disabled People, and December 10 was International Human Rights Day.
December 10 this year celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the foundation upon which the modern body of human rights law and practice is founded. Despite its age it is wearing well and is worth a read. The print is larger than it was in 1948.
Dignity and Justice for all is the message of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was also the theme for the International Day of Disabled People, with a particular focus on the Convention on the Rights of Disabled People. Sadly dignity and justice for all are not always evident at this time of the year, or any other time for that matter.