"Human rights are our common heritage and their realization depends on the contributions
that each and every one of us is willing to make, individually and collectively, now and in the future."

Louise Arbour
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2004 - Activities by National Human Rights Institutions


Country Institution Counterparts Activities
Australia Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Individuals and organisations in areas such as community development, law, media and the arts; education experts; teachers and students. Human Rights Medal and Awards Ceremony; Human rights education modules developed for upper primary and secondary schools
France Commission Nationale Consultative des Droits de l'Homme NGOs; Teachers and Students of secondary schools; Police; Prison administration; Magistrates; Lawyers. Human Rights Award of the French Republic and "René Cassin" Human Rights Award
Mongolia National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia Media; university students; police; persons with disabilities and police. Human Rights Campaign; TV programmes; Students contest; Public lecture; human rights training session and lauching publications on HRs education.
Senegal Comité Sénégalais des Droits de l'Homme Ministry of Education; Ministry of Justice; Prison administration; Schools; NGOs Training seminars on child education; Visits of detention centers; "René Cassin" contest; Conference on the theme "HRs and value of society: tolerance; peace and solidarity"; Film on HRs
Togo Commission National des Droits de l'Homme Ministry of Education; NGOs, UNESCO clubs A one day reflection on the "Decade on Human Rights Education"; Policy on Human Rights Education in Togo; Action of the Commission in the field of Human Rights Education;
Tunisia Comité Supérieur des Droits de l'Homme et des Libertés Fondamentales Public services and the civil society at a large A one day reflection with public services and components of the civil society.