Week of Human Rights in Kyrgyzstan

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Bishkek, Dec. 6, 2017 / Kabar /. Kyrgyzstan announced a week dedicated to Human Rights Day from Dec.4 to 10. The event coincides with the upcoming 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

This week was announced by Ombudsman Institution, the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIDH), the EU Delegation to the Kyrgyz Republic and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

"Various public, human rights and educational organizations are carrying out activities aimed at educating the public on human rights and their protection, explaining the essence of law and the activities of legal institutions," the Ombudsman Institute reported.

There is also a drawing competition on the theme "I have the right" among high school students of Naryn and Issyk-Kul regions to attract youth's attention to human rights issue.

Employees of the Ombudsman Institute take part in open lessons in schools and will introduce students about basic human rights and freedoms.

By the proposal of the UN General Assembly, Human Rights Day is celebrated worldwide every year. In 1948, the Universal Declaration on Human Rights was adopted on this day.

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