Today the whole world is celebrating the Human Rights Day. This day commemorates the anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the touchstone of all the fundamental freedoms we are entitled to today, which was adopted in 1948. Two years later, in 1950 the UN General Assembly invited all the countries and organizations concerned to mark 10 December as the Human Rights Day.
The Declaration for the first time in human history spell out basic civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights that all human beings should enjoy. It has over time been widely accepted as the fundamental norms of human rights that everyone should respect and protect.
The INGO Committee Against Torture congratulates our human rights colleagues and every Russian citizen on this Day which symbolizes the unity of the world community in the attempt to ensure human rights and fundamental freedoms.