Human Rights Day presents an opportunity to highlight continuing violations of many of the rights enumerated in the UDHR. In the forced migration context, examples include
- immigration detention (see, e.g., press release from the IDC and panel discussion programme)
- limiting migrants' access to protection (see, e.g., JRS Europe's report launch)
- Palestinian situation (see UNRWA press release)
- statelessness (see, e.g., the ENS' call for greater inclusion of the stateless)
December 10 also marks the culmination of 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, a campaign to raise "awareness about gender-based violence as a human rights issue at the local, national, regional and international levels." Read more from UNHCR and the Women's Refugee Commission.
[Image credit: © 2012 Empire State Building Company LLC in "Empire State Building Honors Human Rights Watch," 7 Dec. 2012]
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