Human Rights Commission
AUTHORITYCalifornia Government Code Sections 50262, 50264, and 50265;
County Ordinance Nos. 2294 ,2177, 1444, 1023, 663, 572, and 530
APPOINTING POWERBoard of Supervisors
MEMBERSFifteen (15) (3 from each district)
QUALIFICATIONSInterest in human rights issues
TERMFour (4) years
FUNCTION 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.
MEETS1st Thursday of Month at 5:00 p.m.
825 5th Street, Room 1A
Eureka, CA 95501
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Annual Reports to the Board of Supervisors
1997 - 1998 HRC Annual Report
1998 - 1999 HRC Annual Report
1999 - 2000 HRC Annual Report
2000 - 2001 HRC Annual Report*
2003 - 2004 HRC Annual Report
2004 - 2005 HRC Annual Report
2005 - 2006 HRC Annual Report
2006 - 2007 HRC Annual Report
2007 - 2008 HRC Annual Report
2008 - 2009 HRC Annual Report
2009 - 2010 HRC Annual Report
2010 - 2011 HRC Annual Report
2011 - 2012 HRC Annual Report**
2012 - 2013 HRC Annual Report
2013 - 2014 HRC Annual Report
2014 - 2015 HRC Annual Report (Addendum)
2015 - 2016 HRC Annual Report
* No reports available for 2001 - 2003
** No report available for 2012 - 2013
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.