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Human Rights Day, established by the United Nations, is observed annually on Dec. 10, marking the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

The UDHR was based on a 1940 resolution adopted by Rotary International at a conference in Havana, calling for “freedom, justice, truth, sanctity of the pledged word, and respect for human rights.”

“Human Rights Day reminds us that a fundamental underlying principle in the law is, and should be, recognizing human rights,” said Joe Richardson, civil rights attorney with McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP.  “Article 1 of the the Universal Declaration of Human

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