The theme for 10 December 2010 is human rights defenders who act to end discrimination.  There are two videos available for use on Human Rights Day and beyond.

If you require broadcast-quality versions of these videos please contact humanrightsday@ohchr.org

Additionally, the webcast of the special event held to mark Human Rights Day 2010 in Geneva is also available.


The Human Rights Defenders video has been produced specifically to illustrate and support this year’s Human Rights Day focus.  With its powerful and moving testimonies, it documents the experiences and motivations of a number of human rights defenders from different countries, all working to overcome discrimination of various kinds.

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The High Commissioner’s statement is available as a video which will be of special interest to broadcasters and for use at particular events.

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