Human Rights Day

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Recently, The President of India graced and addressed the Human Rights Day celebration, organised by the National Human Rights Commission.

About Human Rights Day

  • Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on 10 December.
  • It commemorates the day in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights sets out a broad range of fundamental rights and freedoms to which all of us are entitled. It guarantees the rights of every individual everywhere, without distinction based on nationality, place of residence, gender, national or ethnic origin, religion, language, or any other status.
  • Although the Declaration is not a binding document, it inspired more than 60 human rights instruments which together constitute an international standard of human rights.
  • 2022 Theme: Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All


Q1) When was the National Human Rights Commission established in India?

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India was established on 12 October, 1993  under the Protection of Human Rights Act (PHRA), 1993 as amended by the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Act, 2006.

Source: Indian Express