Global Human Rights Defence (GHRD) envisions a world where the rights of all minorities and marginalised groups are respected and upheld in accordance with national and international laws, treaties and agreements.

The philosophy behind GHRD – rights and duties

GHRDs mission is to strive for the fulfillment of fundamental human rights as proclaimed in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The main driving force behind this declaration, Eleanor Roosevelt was convinced that:“The destiny of human rights is in the hands of all our citizens in all our communities.” This is one of the philosophies behind GHRD’s creation and manner of operation- the key to the fulfillment of universal human rights is to find the balance between rights and duties. Mahatma Gandhi pursued the same ideas: “When we turn away from our obligations, the human rights will be further away then ever” (Mahatma Gandhi).

Another source of inspiration is Martin Luther King Jr who also adopted Gandhi’s philosophies of non-violent civil disobedience to achieve peace and equal rights for everyone, regardless of ethnicity, religion or caste.