2008年《世界人權宣言》頒布60周年:祝願落實天賦人權

2008年《世界人權宣言》頒布60周年:祝願落實天賦人權

大會宣言
Actualizing Human Rights
活動詳情



【大會宣言】

六十年前的12月10日,聯合國通過《世界人權宣言》,並將每年的12月10日定為「國際人權日」。這份文件是人類經歷多個世紀共同爭取人權的成果,是集所有文化與國族的智慧而成的結晶。藉著它,國際社會共同宣告確認人類在公民、政治、經濟、社會及文化等各方面的普世天賦權利。自此以後,《宣言》成為追求社會公義及捍衛人權的指南,並促進此後半世紀各種人權的發展,亦是人民保障自己權利的根據。

然而好事多磨。六十年來,違反人權之事層出不窮,譬如跨國剝削、貧富懸殊、跨代貧窮問題、人口販賣、兒童參與戰爭、政治逼害等等。在中國,「六四」事件至今仍未得到平反,當年學生和市民被無辜殺害,「六四」死難者親屬被剝奪自由悼念親人的權利,民運和維權人士被侵犯人身自由,幫助維權人士、上訪者及民運人士的律師也遭受各種形式的打壓。香港亦不能倖免。譬如法庭在維護人權時備受干預、市民仍未能普選行政長官及全體立法會議員、警察濫權情況嚴重、反歧視條例保障不足、言論自由屢受威脅等等。

要充分保障及落實天賦人權,就要設立獨立及權力廣泛的人權委員會。然而現時香港保障人權的工作散落於不同機構,譬如平等機會委員會、私隱專員公署及投訴警方獨立監察委員會等等。可是這些機構職權狹窄,委任過程黑箱作業,部分更缺乏資源,根本未能全面及有效保障人權。

有見及此,我們一眾民間團體在慶祝聯合國通過《世界人權宣言》六十周年的同時,強烈要求香港政府立即設立人權委員會。我們亦誓言爭取落實各種天賦人權,抗衡社會種種的不公義。

 


Human Rights Day Carnival 2008: Actualizing Human Rights

It was on 10th December, 60 years ago, when the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and set this date as “Human Rights Day”. The UDHR has witnessed more than half a century of human struggle for equality and freedom and has encompassed the wisdom of various cultures and civilizations. With the acknowledgment of its principles, the international communities have acknowledged that humans are born with rights and the civil, political, economical, and cultural rights of people should be respected. The UDHR also set the standard for human rights protection and for the fight against injustice.

The struggle continues. In the past sixty years, violations of human rights took many forms, from corporate infringement of workers’ rights, and the widening gap between the rich and the poor, to the escalation of poverty; from human trafficking to child soldiers, to various forms of political prosecutions. In China, the “June 4th” incident has not been resolved, and the family members of those who were killed in the incident still suffer from political prosecution that robbed them of their freedoms and basic rights. Political dissidents, human rights defenders, human rights lawyers who assist in their struggle for justice have suffered various forms of oppression and political pressure. In Hong Kong, people are still not able to elect their Chief Executive or all the members of the Legislative Council. The abuse of police powers is getting worse, while anti-discrimination laws lack teeth. And the law as it stands is not enough to protect the freedom of speech of the people.

To adequately protect human rights, we need an independent human rights commission with comprehensive powers. As the protection of human rights currently falls into various government departments, such as the Equal Opportunity Commission, the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data,Independent Police Complaints Council etc and as these departments have very limited jurisdiction, power, resources; the appointment process lacks transparency, they are therefore unable to protect human rights comprehensively.

We stand together in celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; we strongly urge the Hong Kong government in setting up a human rights commission. We pledge to actualize human rights that we are all born with, and fight against social injustice in its various forms.



【活動詳情】

國際人權日2008嘉年華
《世界人權宣言》頒布 60 周年 祝願落實天賦人權

六十年前,聯合國通過《世界人權宣言》,國際社會藉此共同宣告確認人人生而自由和平等的理念。然而六十年後,違反人權之事層出不窮。有見及此,今年12月7日「國際人權日2008」嘉年華以「落實天賦人權」為題,32個民間團體齊集旺角西洋菜南街行人專用區,透過不同形式的活動介紹中國及香港執法機關濫權及其他人權問題,當中包括最近聯合國對中國及香港執法機關的批評及建議,藉以呼籲廣大市民共同關注,並爭取成立獨立及權力廣泛的人權委員會。

日期:2008年12月7日(日)
時間:下午二時至五時
地點:旺角西洋菜南街行人專用區

程序:

  • 唱歌(誰說、人民之歌)
  • 短講(立法會議員劉慧卿)
  • 唱歌:關注難民的歌曲(全球基督徒團結陣線)
  • 傳統舞蹈表演(Coalition of indonesian migrant Workers Organizations)
  • 短講:警權-性侵犯報案人士(婦女基督徒協會+新婦女協進會)
  • 話劇:一個被殺姐仔的故事(紫藤)
  • 現代舞表演(Filipino migrant group – Junior Dance Club)
  • 脫口騷:「人權站出來之搞乜鬼同志遊行」(香港女同盟會)
  • 唱歌(自由花、中國夢)

「國際人權日2008」籌委會成員團體名單
香港市民支援愛國民主運動聯合會.香港小童群益會Elements義工組.Alliance of Progressive labor.全球基督徒團結陣線(香港).香港天主教正義和平委員會.香港電台節目製作人員工會.國際特赦組織香港分會.香港教育專業人員協會.香港婦女基督徒協會.中國維權律師關注組.捍衛權利工作者工會.全民投票實踐計劃.劉慧卿議員辦事處.天安門母親運動.香港基督徒學會.中學生關注組.香港女同盟會.獨立中文筆會.新婦女協進會.民間人權陣線.香港人權監察.婦女動力基金.全球化監察.勞改基金會.香港融樂會.撐港台運動.香港彩虹.中國人權.創意書院.尋道會.紫藤.青鳥