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Human Rights Day

Every year on 10 December we celebrate Human Rights Day. On this day in 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted and signed by various representatives from all over the world. More than 70 years have passed since then, and to this day, human rights are still not obvious. Today, human rights are still under pressure. On the occasion of Human Rights Day, we make a pledge to continue to stand up for human rights. Join us and spread the word. 

Together #westandup4humanrights

  • 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.


Watch the videos of our experts on human rights taking the pledge for human rights.
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Wouter Vandenhole

Full Professor of Human Rights and Children's Rights Law

Catherine Van de Heyning

Associate Professor Fundamental Rights

Koen De Feyter

Professor of Public International Law

Axel De Hoon

Law student & President ELSA Antwerp

Diana Carolina Flechas

Antwerp LL.M. student from Colombia

Max Ryck

Almunus LL.M. UAntwerp