Stop rape, torture, execution of political prisoners in
Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 3-6 PM
George Washington University
Elliot School (1957 E street, NW), Room #213
December 10 coincides with the 61st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights being accepted by the General Assembly of the United Nations. Concurrency of this event with the suppression of the freedom movement of the Iranian nation indicates the long and difficult path ahead for Human Rights activists in that country to achieve its goals.
Regardless of the fact that the rights of the individuals are the central tenet of social justice, the social contract emphasizing the rights of the individuals is the pillar of the legitimacy of the government. In response to those regimes which claim the Human Rights jeopardize the national security, this argument is offered that the observing human rights of the individuals in the society guarantees the security of individuals and in return this will decrease the danger of violent uprising against the government.
December 10 was a pivotal moment in the long history of persistent struggle for creation and endorsement of human rights. From the law of Hammurabi and constitution of Medina, to Independence of United States, the documents for this human endeavor can be found in different period of human civilization.
The Solidarity Committee to Protect the Iranian People's Will is organizing an event in Washington DC to mark this important day.
Joe Stork-Human Rights Watch
Music Performance: Shahin Najafi
Master of Ceremony: Rudi Bakhtiar
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