What Are Human Rights?

Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. 

Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more. 

Everyone is entitled to these rights, without discrimination.

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To this day, The United Nations has been fighting for the acomplishment of the Human Rights Law. There has been a lot of progress in this field but there’s still a lot to do.

International Human Rights Law

International human rights law lays down the obligations of Governments to act in certain ways or to refrain from certain acts, in order to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms of individuals or groups.

One of the great achievements of the United Nations is the creation of a comprehensive body of human rights law—a universal and internationally protected code to which all nations can subscribe and all people aspire. 

One of the great achievements of the United Nations is the creation of a comprehensive body of human rights law.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948. Since its adoption in 1948, the UDHR has been translated into more than 501 languages and has inspired the constitutions of many newly independent States and many new democracies.