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Entries by Navi Pillay from 12/2009

The Fight Against Discrimination

| Posted 12.09.2009 | World

On December 10, 1948, the world adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It states that all human beings are born equal in dignity and rights. Let us make its principles of equality, freedom and dignity for all a reality everywhere.

Abolition of the Death Penalty

| Posted 12.16.2009 | World

This month we mark the 20th anniversary of the adoption of a key treaty that aims to bring about the abolition of the death penalty.

Stop Treating Migrants as Second-class Human Beings

| Posted 12.22.2009 | World

In recent years, migrants - including individuals who were possibly refugees - have reportedly been shot dead by security forces, or left to die in the desert in their attempts to cross borders in North Africa.