High Commissioner Dialogues

The High Commissioner Dialogues are a chance for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to be in conversation with thought leaders worldwide, to look at the legacy of the Declaration and its future purpose. These thought leaders are drawn from across the spectrum of subjects from sports to the courts to politics and more.

A reflection on war crimes and crimes against humanity

08 August 2018 — UN Human Rights chief Zeid and Nuremberg prosecutor, Benjamin Ferencz, reflect on progress achieved in protecting human rights since the end of World War II. “We are all inhabitants of a single planet… I regret that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is being violated… more than it is being accepted,” Ferencz says.

Human rights - protecting and promoting people's rights

23 July 2018 — UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the International Court of Justice President, Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, and Human Rights activist/Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Hina Jilani, take stock of human rights achievements and challenges.

Sports and human rights natural teammates

26 June 2018 — Sport has the unique ability to attract and inspire people. During a conversation, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein and Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee discussed how human rights and sport make natural teammates.

  • I will respect your rights regardless of who you are. I will uphold your rights even when I disagree with you
  • When anyone’s human rights are denied, everyone's rights are undermined, so I will stand up
  • I will raise my voice. I will take action. I will use my rights to stand up for your rights.

people have stood up for human rights

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