On Tuesday, December 10 our dome lights will be lit blue in support of Human Rights Day. For a full schedule of our dome lights for the month of December please see below.
After the end of World War II, the United Nations (UN) was formed to try and “promote peace for all countries.” At the first meeting, called the UN General Assembly, a document was drafted to outline what we now know as fundamental human rights.
Human rights governs that every human being has the right to equality, dignity, respect and freedom from discrimination from the day they were born.
On December 10, 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was created by a drafting committee consisting of representatives from eight countries, including a Professor of Law at McGill University, John Peters Humphrey, who represented Canada.