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Media Advisory: SAHRC KZN Provincial Office in partnership with the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development is conducting monitoring and advocacy activities and International Human Rights commemoration in uThukela District  

Attention: Editors and Reporters

Thursday, 08 December 2022

The 10th of December marks the commemoration of International Human Rights Day (IHRD). The day is globally observed annually in remembrance of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by United Nations General Assembly on the 10th of December 1948. This proclamation was the first global expression of human rights and is globally recognised as one of the first major achievements of the UN.      

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being -- regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status, is the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages.

The UDHR, in turn informed the various legal systems and constitutions across the world which recognises human rights. This milestone document provided the foundation for our very own Constitution within South Africa, a Constitution which provides the SAHRC with its mandate to protect, promote and monitor the attainment and observance of the human rights enshrined within Chapter Two of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights. Furthermore, International Human Rights Day, coincides with the signing of the South African Constitution.

The Commission recognizes the significance of this calendar day commemoration, and that it also gives us all an opportunity to reflect on human rights and the ongoing journey for its realization both here in South Africa and within the rest of the world.

This year’s International Human Rights Day slogan is “Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All” and the call to action is #StandUp4HumanRights.

The SAHRC in partnership with the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, will host the following activities:







Exhibition/ Helpdesk  


Childrens Rights monitoring

Ladysmith Magistrate Court


VictoryHaven Childrens Home



Exhibition/ Helpdesk

Estcourt Magistrate Court



Community Engagement


NPM Monitoring



Escort Correctional Centre



Community Engagement

Kwa – C



Community Engagement




International Human Rights Day Main Event





For further information contact SAHRC KZN Acting Provincial Manager, Ms Pavershree Padayachee on Tel: 031 304 7323 or via Email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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