What Human Rights Day means to me

Dr Fidèle Mutwarasibo is a Visiting Research Fellow in The Open University’s Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership. He reflects on his own experiences to highlight the fact that human rights are real and not just abstract aspirations.

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The beginning of human rights

Having done well in school, my late father organised a trip to a border town to celebrate my achievements. The trip was cut short when we saw remains of a dead person floating in Akagera River.

Passion for equality

An ongoing battle

The International Human Rights Day is relevant today. We need to hold institutions dealing with asylum claims and other migration-related applications accountable.

Modern day scandals

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