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Monday, 1 December 2008
Page: 11990

The following notice was given:

Mr Rudd to move—

That the House:

(1)   notes that 10 December 2008 is the sixtieth anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;

(2)   recalls that the adoption of the Declaration was a response to the suffering of those who had experienced human rights violations, especially the ‘barbarous acts’ perpetrated during World War II;

(3)   recognises that whilst significant progress has been made in promoting and protecting human rights since the Declaration was adopted, human rights violations have continued to occur;

(4)   acknowledges the valuable contribution of Australians who played a role in the development and adoption of this important instrument of international law and who, since then, have contributed to its implementation; and

(5)   affirms the principles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and emphasises its commitment to those principles.