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Celebrating Human Rights Day 2018: What we can offer

10 December 2018

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

This year, Human Rights Day marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being -- regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

It is the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages.

[Source: UN website]

"Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home -- so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. [...] Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world." Eleanor Roosevelt

Disability Rights UK prides itself on its commitment to human rights, particularly those related to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.

To that end, we have the following policy documents, information and services:


Our report to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Our manifesto on what the disability rights sector should be seeking from a post-EU UK


Equally Ours campaign partner

European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) project partner


The Enable Fund for Elected Office

Our Right to Participate website


human rights act
what counts as disability
understanding the equality act: information for disabled students
brexit and human rights
the equality act and disabled people

See also the Equality and Human Rights Commission Guide - The United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities: What does it mean for you?

Been discriminated against? Need help?

Call our Equality Advisory Support Service helpline

Telephone: 0808 800 0082

Opening hours:
Monday - Friday: 9am - 7pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm
Closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays

Online forms and alternative services available on their website: www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/