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TCHRD Statement on International Human Rights Day 2017

Today, 10 December, is International Human Rights Day marking the adoption of Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), a set of principles that articulated for the first time the equal and inalienable entitlement of every human being to basic rights and fundamental freedoms and is considered the foundational document of international human rights legal system. The UDHR was drafted by representatives of various legal and cultural backgrounds including Chinese diplomat and philosopher Dr. Peng-chun Chang, who was also the vice-chair of the original UN Commission on Human Rights. To celebrate and reaffirm our commitment to this landmark document, the Tibetan …

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Human Rights Day 2016: Stand Up for Rights and Freedoms, Stand Up to Tyranny and Oppression

Today we celebrate the 68th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. The rights and freedoms enshrined in the UDHR affirm that we are born free and equal, endowed with inherent rights to freedom of movement, expression, thought, privacy, religion, assembly, and a decent livelihood.

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TCHRD Statement on Human Rights Day, the 67th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

  Today is the 67th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), adopted by the United Nations in 1948. In 1950, two years after the adoption of the UDHR, the UN General Assembly invited all member states and interested parties to observe 10 December as Human Rights Day. The UN has devoted this year’s theme on Human Rights Day to the two key human rights covenants, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), that embody the spirit and intent of the UDHR. The UN General …

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