Human Rights Commission


California Government Code Sections 50262, 50264, and 50265;
County Ordinance Nos. 2294 ,2177, 1444, 1023, 663, 572, and 530


Board of Supervisors


Fifteen (15) (3 from each district)


Interest in human rights issues


Four (4) years


Aid in eradication of discrimination in housing, employment, education, public accommodation, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, civic interest, or other factors.


1st Thursday of Month at 5:00 p.m.
825 5th Street, Room 1A
Eureka, CA 95501
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uman Rights Commission
825 5th Street, Room 1A
Eureka, CA 95501


(707) 268-2548
(Voicemail only, not for crisis intervention)
Toll Free: 1-866-809-4373

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 The International Declaration of Human Rights

Article 1.  All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.  .
Article 2.  Rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration..
Article 3.  The right to life, liberty and security of person.

Article 4.  The right not to be held in slavery or servitude, and the prohibition of the slave trade.  

Article 5.  No one shall be subjected to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

Article 6. Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

Article 7. All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law.  

Article 8. Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals

Article 9. No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
Article 10. Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal.

Article 11. The right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Article 12. Freedom from arbitrary interference with privacy, family, home and correspondence, and from arbitrary attacks upon honor and reputation. 

Article 13. Freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each State and the right to leave from and return to his country.

 Article 14. The right to seek asylum from persecution.

Article 15.  Freedom from being arbitrarily deprived of nationality or denied right to change it.

Article 16.  The right to marry and have a family.

Article 17.  The right to own property.

Article 18.  Freedom of thought, conscience and religion; the right to change religion or belief   

Article 19.  The right to freedom of opinion and expression

Article 20.  The right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.

Article 21. The right to take part in the government of his country.

Article 22.  The right to social security

Article 23.  The right to work under favorable conditions, to equal pay, and to join trade unions.

Article 24.  The right to rest and leisure,  

Article 25.  The right to a decent standard of living.   

Article 26.  The right to free elementary and fundamental education.

Article 27.  The right to freely participate in the cultural life of the community,  

Article 28.  Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized.

Article 29. Everyone has duties to the community which are free, and as close to the full development of his personality is possible.

Article 30. Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.