Yesterday morning (3 April 2019) the Hon Premier indicated that the Government would be appealing the Hon Chief Justice’s recent decision legalising same-sex marriage. Extraordinarily, the Hon Premier admitted that the decision to appeal had been taken the previous day “based on the Executive Summary of the Court’s judgment” and not having analysed the full judgment.Read More
The Human Rights Commission congratulates Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden Bush on their successful legal challenge to the discriminatory provisions of the Marriage Law. At this stage only a summary of the Chief Justice's ruling is available; accordingly the Commission will refrain from commenting in detail until it has seen and digested the full judgement. Nevertheless it is very clear that this is a tremendously significant constitutional law ruling.Read More
The holiday season can be a difficult time of year for many people, especially those already suffering from anxiety and depression. The holiday blues usually present because of the expectations and demands that the 'season of joy' brings. The Alex Panton Foundation and the Human Rights Commission want you to know you are not alone this holiday season, and have put together some simple tips for you to try if you feel the low moods lingering:Read More
“All human beings are born fee and equal in dignity and rights…Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind…”
- Articles 1 & 2 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Monday is International Human Rights Day which is observed every year on 10th December. This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (“the UDHR”). To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the UDHR, the United Nations (“the UN”) has launched a year-long campaign building on its existing ‘Stand Up for Human Rights’ campaign.
The Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”) joins the World Health Organization (the “WHO”) in recognising today as World Mental Health Day. The theme for this year is ‘young people and mental health in a changing world’.Read More
The Alex Panton Foundation is recognising World Mental Health Day 2018 by encouraging employers to be proactive and sensitive to the mental health needs of their employers.Read More
Human Rights Commission’s Statement on International Youth Day 2018
International Youth Day is celebrated annually on 12 August and the Human Rights Commission joins the United Nations (UN) and organisations around the world in recognising this date and drawing attention to issues concerning young people.
Last week the Constitutional Commission, together with the Human Rights Commission, launched audio and braille formats of the Cayman Islands Constitution Order, 2009 (the “Constitution”) for persons with sight or literacy impairments in Cayman.Read More
The Commission joins individuals and institutions in countries across the globe in celebrating the United Nations’ Universal Children’s Day 2017 on 20th November. Established in 1954, Universal Children’s Day seeks “to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and [improve] children’s welfare”. This year’s theme; ‘Stop Violence Against Children!’ was chosen to lend support to the UN’s aim of “eliminating child labour and violence against children, and helping children who are feeling the psychological effects of war or armed conflict.”Read More