Human Rights Day 2021

  • December 10, 2021
  • BakerLaw

Today marks the 73rd annual Human Rights Day, which celebrates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) (link) as put forth by the United Nations in 1948.

This year’s theme for the celebration is “EQUALITY – Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights”, which relates to Article 1 of the UDHR – “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”

On this celebratory day, the United Nations aims to advance its 2030 Agenda (link) by “addressing and finding solutions for deep-rooted forms of discrimination that have affected the most vulnerable people in societies, including women and girls, indigenous peoples, people of African descent, LGBTI people, migrants and people with disabilities, among others.” Read more about the UN’s approach in Shared Framework on Leaving No One Behind: Equality and Non-Discrimination at the Heart of Sustainable Development (link).

At bakerlaw, we are proud of our clients who bravely assert their rights under the Ontario Human Rights Code (link), Canadian Human Rights Code (link), and the Charter of Rights and Freedom (link), and speak up against injustice. You can read about some of their cases here (link)here (link), and here (link).

In 2019, bakerlaw posted a guide on our blog for parents of children with autism who are advocating for their child’s right to education. You can read this post here (link).

To find out more information on the services we provide in human rights law, click here (link).

– This post is current as of the time of writing. Readers should not rely on this post as legal advice. –

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