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Human Rights Day is an annual observance held to honour the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly. The day serves as a reminder for governments and citizens alike to respect and promote the inherent rights and dignity of every human being, regardless of race, gender, nationality, or religion. This global event aims to raise awareness about the importance of human rights and their protection in ensuring a just and harmonious society.
In the European Union, Human Rights Day holds particular significance given the region's extensive commitment to human rights protection and promotion. Following the devastation of World War II, European nations were determined to establish a collective framework to safeguard human rights. This led to the creation of the European Convention on Human Rights in 1950, a proclamation that underscores the EU's dedication to upholding the values enshrined in the UDHR. The European Court of Human Rights, established in 1959, acts as another crucial instrument in preserving human rights across the continent.
Each year on December 10th, the European Union joins the global community in observing Human Rights Day. Events such as conferences, exhibitions, workshops and cultural programmes are organized across EU member states to raise awareness and encourage continuous dialogue surrounding human rights issues. These events serve as a platform for policymakers, civil society organizations, and citizens to engage in discussions about the challenges faced in protecting human rights, and brainstorm strategies to address these issues. Through such collaborative efforts, the European Union reaffirms its commitment to the principles of Human Rights Day, working tirelessly to ensure a world where the rights and dignity of every individual are upheld.
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