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Human Rights Day

 

Human Rights Day will be celebrated across the world on Saturday, remembering the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the General Assembly on the United Nations on December 10th 1948.

This year, millions of people decided the time had come to claim their rights. They took to the streets and demanded change. Many found their voices using the internet and instant messaging to inform, inspire and mobilize supporters to seek their basic human rights. Social media helped activists organize peaceful protest movements in cities across the globe - from Tunis to Madrid, from Cairo to New York - at times in the face of repression.

Human rights belong equally to each of us and bind us together as a global community with the same ideals and values. This is also the funding principle of the International Criminal Court (ICC). On December 11th, the Cinema for Peace Foundation and the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC will present the Justitia Award to President Ian Khama of Botswana, to the former Nazi war crime prosecutor, liberator of Auschwitz and biggest advocate of the ICC Benjamin Ferencz, to the Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo, to Angelina Jolie and to the civic campaign Invisible Children.

 

WATCH THE CINEMA FOR PEACE TRAILER OF THE DAY:

 

The Devil Operation by Stephanie Boyd - Winner of the International Human Rights Film Award at Cinema for Peace Berlin 2011

Impunity by Juan José Lozano & Hollman Morris - Nominee for the International Human Rights Film Award 2011

Budrus by Ayed Morrar - Nominee for the International Human Rights Film Award 2011