As part of the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights calls on all partners to pay special attention to the civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights of persons deprived of their liberty in prisons and other places of detention.

The High Commissioner has proposed that the week of 6 – 12 October 2008 be designated as Dignity and Justice for Detainees Week.

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