12 December 2022
THIS MATERIAL (INFORMATION) WAS PRODUCED, DISTRIBUTED AND (OR) SENT BY A FOREIGN AGENT, INTERREGIONAL NON-GOVERNMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION “MAN AND LAW”, OR CONCERNS THE ACTIVITIES OF A FOREIGN AGENT, INTERREGIONAL NON-GOVERNMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION “MAN AND LAW”
On December 10, Human Rights Day is celebrated all over the world, dedicated to the date of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Perhaps for you or your friends this holiday is not considered as important as, for example, the upcoming New Year or Christmas, it is not celebrated on such a large scale and grandiosely, it is not recognized as an official holiday, children are not told about it, but for hundreds of human rights organizations throughout Russia, such as the non-governmental organization “Man and Law” in the Republic of Mari El, this Day is especially important. And we want to congratulate our colleagues today, as well as everyone involved in this holiday, for whom the concept of “human rights” is not an empty phrase, but something that is connected not only with work, but with a whole life, everything that we do, what we breathe, what we defend and consider really important.
Human rights belong to any of us from the moment of birth. But the main value of any right is, first of all, in the possibility of its implementation. Human Rights Day is written in the blood of millions of people – victims of the Second World War, so it is far from a fun holiday, especially in modern reality, when many human rights are infringed, legislation is being tightened every day, laws are being rewritten, and values are being modified and adjusted to someone’s interests. A few years ago, peaceful actions and speeches were held on this day aimed at drawing the attention of the authorities and the public to the facts of human rights violations. Now, unfortunately, even this has become impossible…
We would like to remind you once again that the State must protect its citizens, it exists in order to serve the well-being of its people. All people have their own rights and can use them on an equal basis with others. And the more people know about their rights and defend them, the closer we will all be to a civil society in which everyone’s voice is important and valuable, and human rights are irrevocable. A French philosopher Charles Louis Montesquieu said: “Injustice committed against one person is a threat to all.” Tell your children about this Day today, open the Declaration of Human Rights on the Internet, read about the history of its writing, and spend this day usefully. Have a happy holiday!