The IPC supports Human Rights Day – 10 December 2020


The Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC) supports Human Rights Day 2020, observed annually on 10 December. This year’s theme is ‘Recover Better – Stand Up for Human Rights’ which relates to the COVID-19 pandemic and focuses on the need to build back better by ensuring human rights are central to recovery efforts.

Human Rights Day is a United Nations observed day and commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. The UDHR is a milestone document that proclaims the rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being – regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

The right to access information and the right to privacy are both encapsulated in Articles 19 and 22 respectively of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The IPC helps citizens understand and exercise their right to access government information and right to privacy and has numerous information access and privacy resources available for citizens and NSW public sector agencies online.

For more information about Human Rights Day including what’s on, go here.