Human Rights

Welcome to the Human Rights section of the Just Peace website, where we explore the profound connection between justice, equality, and human dignity. Human rights, a fundamental pillar of Just Peace, represent the inherent entitlements of every individual, transcending nationality, ethnicity, and gender.

The journey towards recognising and safeguarding human rights began after World War II, culminating in the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations in 1948. This pivotal document serves as a global guide, steering nations toward a world where fundamental rights and freedoms are universally protected.

At Just Peace, we firmly stand on the unwavering principle that human rights are non-negotiable. Our commitment is to advocate for a world free from discrimination and oppression, where justice prevails, and the rights of all individuals are respected.

Championing human rights is not just a moral imperative; it is essential for building sustainable and peaceful societies. By fostering an environment of justice and inclusivity, we contribute to a world where compassion and understanding flourish.

Our dedication extends to supporting organizations and human rights defenders on the front lines. Through strategic partnerships and collaborative initiatives, we amplify the impact of those working tirelessly to protect and promote human rights globally.

Situated in The Hague, the International City of Peace and Justice, Just Peace finds itself in a city with a rich legacy. The Hague is home to vital international institutions and organizations that play a pivotal role in defending and achieving human rights. The city's commitment to justice makes it a beacon for diplomatic efforts and a hub for advancing the cause of human rights on a global scale. Together, let's strive for a future where human rights are not just an ideal but a lived reality for every individual.

Human Rights