Human rights are a way of protecting value and dignity in society.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in 1948, after the end of World War II. It is a declaration that sets out human rights that people should enjoy everywhere in the world.
Human rights (or basic rights) are legal and moral principles that describe certain minimal standards of human behavior, denoting everyone’s right to be treated in a certain way or protecting against abuse or neglect by others. 12 general human rights have been interpreted over time and broadly cover the following:
Right to life
Freedom from slavery
Right to private property
Right to constitutional protection for the home (and private correspondence)
Right to education
Freedom of conscience and religion
Right to be protected from arbitrary arrest, detention, exile, and execution
The right not to face discrimination on grounds of race, sex, language, or religion.
Human rights are a set of rights that are considered fundamental to the human experience. These include civil, political, economic, and social rights. The United Nations has stated that these rights underpin “the international standard for human dignity.”
The importance of Human Rights is that they don’t just protect us from bodily harm and deprivation but also mental harm. They protect individuals from intimidation, harassment, and violence by government or non-government actors. Human Rights also set out what people should be allowed to do in their lives and what people cannot take away from them.
The human rights that we have today are a result of the many years of human history. The idea of human rights was first established in 1948 by the United Nations when they made their Declaration of Human Rights.
Every country has its laws and rules, but the UN’s declaration ensures all countries follow these important principles:
1. Everyone has the right to life and security;
2. No one should be enslaved or exploited;
3. Everyone should have access to health care and social services;
4. Men and women are both entitled to equal rights; 5. Everyone should be free from discrimination; 6. All people are entitled to basic education, including girls and boys, regardless of race, nationality, or religion; 7. All children have a right to an education that helps them develop their talents and abilities to the fullest extent possible; 8. Everyone has a right freely participate fully in culture without discrimination on any ground such as sex, race
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was the first international legal document proclaiming human rights. It was ratified in 1948, after being signed by 48 states, and once again in 1981. The 12 human rights are:
– Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of person
– No one shall be subjected to torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment
– Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law
– Men and women are equally entitled to all civil and political rights with no discrimination
– Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by a competent national authority against acts violating one’s fundamental rights
– Everyone has duties towards their family and society
Everyone is granted freedom of thought, conscience, expression, and religion; this includes freedom of peaceful assembly and association – Men and women have equal rights throughout the marriage, during divorce, or upon the death of a spouse
Human rights are the fundamental natural rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled. These include the right to life, liberty, and security of a person; freedom from torture, inhuman or degrading treatment, or punishment; freedom from arbitrary arrest, detention, or exile; due process; protection against retroactive criminal laws.
The United Nations was established in 1945 with a mandate to promote cooperation among nations and assist in implementing the provisions of international law and world peace. The UN is made up of 193 independent states spread across the globe.The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was drafted by a committee elected by representatives from China, France, Lebanon-Syria (Arab League), the Soviet Union, Ukraine, and UK at Palais de Chaillot in Paris on 10 December 1947.