Message from Founder President IHRA
We are pleased to welcome you at International Human Rights Association's website.
International Human Rights Association (IHRA) is an expression of national and international tradition of tolerance in all cultures that form the basics of peace and progress.
IHRA is based on the philosophy of HUMAN RIGHTS. "Vasudhav Kutumbakum" (The whole world is family)" All human beings are born equal and free. The only permissible discrimination amongst the people of the world is for the purpose of geographical identification. Human rights are properly understood and interpreted all over the world. They are foreign to no culture and native to all nations. It is the universality of Human rights that gives them their strength and endorses them with the power to cross any border, climb any wall, defy any force.
Apart from dealing with common human rights issues like protection of rights of women, children, physically challenged persons, persons living below under poverty line, minority people, issues of custodial crimes, environmental protection, public interest litigation, legal matters etc., Human Rights related organizations have also dealt with global issues including terrorism, fundamentalism, and religious fanaticism. This factual evidence enables us to understand the power of human rights as a sole principle, a basis for reasoning or conduct, which can be used to guide the world full of diversity.
It is a constitutional duty of majority and minority community to conduct themselves in such a manner that they earn trust and confidence of each other. None should dominate the other.
Human rights mean the rights relating to life, liberty, equality and dignity of the individual guaranteed by the constitution or embodied in the international governments and enforceable by courts in India.
There is also a reference to fundamental rights in the resolution. It is the socio-economic revolution that we are attempting to bring about. It is therefore necessary that, we must remark the material conditions, but apart from remarking the material conditions, we have to safeguard the liberty of the human spirit.... we must safeguard the liberty of the human spirit against the encroachment of the state. While state regulation is necessary to improve economic conditions, it should not be done at the expense of the human spirit ..... this declaration which we make today is of the nature of a pledge to you all people and a pact with the civilised world.
It is aimed that the IHRA team would cater fully to the organizations, human rights activists, NGO'S, public servants, law enforcing officials, army personnels, commissions, researchers, public libraries and common public.
We hope that you as an individual would contribute towards this revolution just by being a follower of human rights norms or by being a more active member. Feel free for any feedbacks or suggestions through our enquiry form to help us make better.
As Mr. Kofi A. Annan has quoted
"A culture of human rights can be ours. But words will not suffice; we need deeds that will bring to life for every individual in every community the aspirations articulated by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
This challenge requires a sustained individual and collective effort - in short, a global partnership for human rights."
Thank you once again for visiting us and for showing interest in IHRA.
Dr. David Raj