Today is 10 December, universally recognised as International Human Rights Day. The day is observed every year on 10 December worldwide after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. This year, Human Rights Day calls on everyone to stand up for someone’s rights! Many of us are fearful about the way the world is heading. Disrespect for basic human rights continues to be wide-spread in all parts of the globe. People are becoming victims of war, aggression, repressive and extremism. In the name of ‘war against terrorism’ ordinary people who are raising their voice against repression are becoming victims of horrific violence. This day is being observed when human rights violations have escalated in different countries of the world and the situation of human rights in Bangladesh has worsened.