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Human Rights Day

21 December 2012

Human Rights Day, 10 December, was marked in Armenia through different events supported by the EU Delegation to Armenia and other international organisations. An international Human Rights Film Festival, a debate on human rights and a rock concert were organised by the UN, the EU Delegation to Armenia, the OSCE Office in Yerevan and the Council of Europe, with the support of the Human Rights Defender’s Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia.
Traian Hristea, the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Armenia, noted that democracy is a universal aspiration, but human rights and democracy can not be taken for granted: ‘Universal matters are questioned on the ground of cultural differences. The EU is aware of these challenges and is determined to strengthen its efforts to ensure that human rights are ensured for all. The EU remains committed to promoting prosperity, security, democracy, the rule of law, good governance and sustainable development in Armenia’.

A jury of international organisations for a competition in Armenia awarded 1st prize (a laptop) to the directors of the film “Homo Habilis” and 2nd prize (a netbook) to the directors of the film “Real Rights in Virtual Life”.

In July 2012 the UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution of human rights on the internet; this is the first UN resolution in this regard. It affirms that human rights in the digital realm must be protected and promoted to the same extent and with the same commitment as human rights in the offline world.

The Human Rights Day campaign continued its tradition of having a rock concert, which took place in the town of Vanadzor.

The Universal Declaration on Human Rights was adopted on 10 December 1948 and the date has since served to mark Human Rights Day worldwide.

Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day, 10 December, was marked in Armenia through different events supported by the EU Delegation to Armenia and other international organisations. An international Human Rights Film Festival, a debate on human rights and a rock concert were organised by the UN, the EU Delegation to Armenia, the OSCE Office in Yerevan and the Council of Europe, with the support of the Human Rights Defender’s Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia. Traian Hristea, the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Armenia, noted that democracy is a universal aspiration, but human rights and democracy can not be taken for granted: ‘Universal matters are questioned on the ground of cultural differences. The EU is aware of these challenges and is determined to strengthen its efforts to ensure that human rights are ensured for all. The EU remains committed to promoting prosperity, security, democracy, the rule of law, good governance and sustainable development in Armenia’. A jury of international organisations for a competition in Armenia awarded 1st prize (a laptop) to the directors of the film “Homo Habilis” and 2nd prize (a netbook) to the directors of the film “Real Rights in Virtual Life”. In July 2012 the UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution of human rights on the internet; this is the first UN resolution in this regard. It affirms that human rights in the digital realm must be protected and promoted to the same extent and with the same commitment as human rights in the offline world. The Human Rights Day campaign continued its tradition of having a rock concert, which took place in the town of Vanadzor. The Universal Declaration on Human Rights was adopted on 10 December 1948 and the date has since served to mark Human Rights Day worldwide.