The world is commemorating the 65th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10.
This document protects the civil, political, economic, social and cultural freedoms and human rights – from the right to life and liberty to the right to dignity, privacy, social security and union.
The formal inception of Human Rights Day dates from 1950, after the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V) inviting all States and interested organizations to adopt 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day.
This year, the day comes amid gloom, as the world lost one of the greatest defenders of human rights – Nelson Mandela – a few days ago. Mandela is known for his fight against apartheid, one of the worst forms of discrimination, in South Africa.
International Human Rights Day will be marked by a series of events in Republika Srpska aimed at highlighting the importance of respecting the rights and dignity of each individual.