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International Human Rights Day Celebrations

Dec 10, 2013, 1pm-2:30pm

Dec. 10 is celebrated globally each year to mark the date that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted and proclaimed by the United Nations in 1948. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the seminal international instrument on which the modern international human rights system and human rights law is premised. It is available in more than 360 languages and is considered to be the most translated document in modern history. International Human Rights Day celebrations are held to educate all people of the world on their inherent human rights and dignity and to promote the upholding of their fundamental human rights in their own communities and countries.

This special public seminar will feature two renowned Canadian practitioners in the field of human rights: Barbara Jackman, barrister and solicitor, Jackman & Associates; and Loly Rico, president of the Canadian Council of Refugees. Taking part in this year's McLaughlin College Human Rights Day ceremonies are Professor James C. Simeon, director of the School of Public Policy and Administration, York University; Hasti Almasi, president of York University's Model United Nations; and David Leyton- Brown, master of McLaughlin College.

Join us in our International Human Rights Day ceremonies for one of the most important international days established by the United Nations.


Location:McLaughlin Junior Common Room, 014 McLaughlin College
Sponsor:Office of the Master, McLaughlin College, Ctr. for Human Rights, Ctr. for Refugee Studies and SPPA
Posted by:Lorraine Myrie
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