Message of the then Secretary General of United Nations Mr. Kofi Annan to the Students of Indian Institute of Human Rights

It gives me great pleasure to send my warmest greetings to postgraduate students at the Indian Institute of Human Rights. The United Nations Charter enshrines our commitment 'to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small'.

Achieving that aim requires the United Nations, governments, and civil society to act in concert, to establish and monitor human rights standards and to promote human rights education.


The 11th World Human Rights Congress was organised by Indian Institute of Human Rights on United Nations Human Rights Day 10th December 2010 at New Delhi.

The 11th World Human Rights Congress was organised by Indian Institute of Human Rights on United Nations Human Rights Day 10th December 2010 at New Delhi. The theme for the 11th World Human Rights Congress was Human Rights and Millennium Development Goals. The function was attended by a galaxy of Ambassadors from various countries, Human Rights activists and Human Rights students. Here Dr. Rahul Rai Director Indian Institute of Human Rights is presenting the 2010 Universal Human Rights Promotion Award  to  Mr. Francois Stamm, Head of Regional Delegation, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

The French Government recognises Dr. Rahul Rai as "Personnalites d avenir" (Young Promising Leader).

The French Government recognised Dr. Rahul Rai. Director. Indian Institute of Human Rights as "Personnalites d avenir (Young Promising Leader) and invited him to Paris to meet senators, senior functionaries of various Ministries and Human Rights bodies. Dr. Rahul Rai was in Paris from 21st March 2010 to 27th March 2010.

The Ministry of External and European Affairs. Government of France had drawn an elaborate proramme for Dr. Rahul Rai in order to introduce him to the top personalities of the French Republic involved in the promotion of Human Rights. The following photographs give a brief sketch of his visit as "Personnalites davenir" to Paris.


Human Rights Quotations of the Day

*"Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free."
-- 14th Dalai Lama

* "You can chain me, you can torture me, you can destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind."
--  Mahatma Gandhi
"Injustice anywhere is threat to justice everywhere."
-- Martin Luther King

Cosponsors of Indian Institute of Human Rights



Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam.
Assam University, Silchar, Assam.
Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women
(Deemed University) Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.
Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.
Bengal Engineering College (Deemed University), Howrah, West Bengal.
Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh.
Central Agricultural University, Imphal, Manipur.
Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad, U.P.
Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola, Maharashtra.
Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, Karnataka.
Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Udham Singh Nagar, U.P.
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab.
Jamia Hamdard (Deemed University),New Delhi.
Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
Kuvempu University, Shimoga, Karnataka.
Manipal Academy of Higher Education (Deemed University) Manipal, Karnataka.
Mahatma Gandhi Gramoday Vishwavidyalay, Satna, Madhya Pradesh.
Mangalore University, Mangalore, Karnataka.
Mother Teresa Women's Univ., Kodaikannal.
North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon (M.S.)
Pondicherry University, Pondicherry.
Patna University, Patna, Bihar
Punjabi University, Patiala
Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded, Maharashtra.
Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar.
Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujarat
Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya, Kanchipuram, Tamilnadu.
S.N.D.T. Womens' University, Mumbai.
Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamilnadu
Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai, Tamilnadu.
Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam.
University of Jammu, Jammu (Tawi), J & K.