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December 10, 2021

Statement of ABA President Reginald Turner Re: Human Rights Day 2021

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2021 — The American Bar Association joins with the world community today to commemorate Human Rights Day and renew our commitment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations in 1948.

This year, the day’s theme is “EQUALITY – Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights,” which emphasizes the principle that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Every day, the ABA promotes equality, advocating for vulnerable populations both in America and around the globe.

The ABA calls on all members of the legal profession to give their full support to defenders of human rights and reaffirm their commitment to equality, dignity and the rule of law.

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