Press Release: World Human Rights Day 10 December 2015 – Human Rights at Sea Statement


Today is World Human Rights Day. It is a day that is observed every year and celebrates the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day.

Human Rights at Sea is proud to have its Charitable Objectives underpinned by the Universal Declaration and is working towards supporting all international community efforts to raise the profile and research into human rights abuses at sea.

CEO, David Hammond said: “The fundamental rights and protections that stem from the Universal Declaration are the foundations that provide States and interested organisations around the world the basis for providing support on behalf of those who are abused, who do not have a sufficiently loud enough voice to make themselves, or their plight heard. I am very proud of the Charity’s work and our achievements in support of this life time effort and which must continue on long after we have gone.”


World HR Day Ban Ki-moon

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