Press release on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day
Pristina, December 10, 2020
"I take this opportunity to point out the fact that on December 10, International Human Rights Day, we must work in a better and more visible way to protect human rights, especially when it comes to the most vulnerable group of our citizens, returnees. The number of 58 incidents that took place indicates to us that the situation when it comes to the protection of one of the basic human rights, the right to free life, is endangered. And not only that, we have to solve many more problems, and some of the bigger problems is the problem with usurped property ", said the Minister for Communities and Returns, Dalibor Jevtić, on the occasion of marking the International Human Rights Day.
The Minister said that the aspiration of every society for better economic status and creation of better living conditions must be accompanied by respect for human rights, because without this segment, no matter how much society has progressed in other areas, its progress will not be complete.
He mentioned that December 10 must not be the only day when everyone will speak out about respect for human rights, because in that way, the goal to be achieved, which is to improve this area, cannot be achieved.
International Human Rights Day has been celebrated since 1950, the day the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed two years earlier, recognizing for the first time in human history the right of all people to life, liberty and security without distinction. This document emphasizes that rights are universal and do not depend on national, ideological, social and cultural affiliation.