Message from Robert Philp, Queen's Counsel,
Chief of the Commission and Tribunals

(December 10, 2014)

December 10 is Human Rights Day

December 10, 1948 was the day on which the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed by member nations of the United Nations (UN). A Canadian, John Humphrey, was the primary author of the Declaration. The members of the UN hoped that the horrors of the recently ended war could be avoided if a universal code of human rights governed the behaviour of individuals and countries.

Mr. Robert Philp, Queen's Counsel, Chief of the Commission and Tribunals, Alberta Human Rights Commission, offers a message in recognition of Human Rights Day 2014. You can view the message as a video or listen to it as an audio clip.


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