On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.* Since this date in 1950, the UN and other human rights organizations have observed Human Rights Day.
The UN is devoting this year’s Human Rights Day to launching its “Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always.” campaign to commemorate the anniversary of both the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Along with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, these covenants form the International Bill of Rights.
Find out more! The Alexander Campbell King Law Library has a strong collection of materials on these international agreements as well as more general international human rights materials. See recent human rights materials available through the Law Library.
*For more information about the history of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, see today’s blog post from Georgia Law’s Associate Dean for International Programs and Strategic Initiatives & Emily and Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law, Diane Marie Amann.