1998 is a special year for Canada and all countries around the world, as it marks the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration fo Human Rights. Adopted in 1948, the Universal Declaration applies to every country that is a member of the United Nations. One of the most important documents of this century, it contains 30 articles dealing with fundamental rights such as the right to life, liberty and security of the person and freedom of thought, conscience and religion.
The PEI Human Rights Commision was established by the Human Rights Act to administer and enforce the equality provisions under the Act. The PEI Human Rights Act was developed from the principals and standards outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
We must remain vigilant to ensure that human rights are constantly protected and advanced - both here in Canada, and around the world.
For a complete text and further information about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the PEI Human Rights Act, visit the PEI Human Rights website, or call the Commision at 368-4180 or 1-800-237-5031.