Universal Declaration of Human Rights (7 CHARACTERISTICS OF HR…
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
30 HR LIST
Nobody can take away these rights and freedoms from us.
Our responsibilities. We have a duty to other people, and we should protect their rights and freedoms.
A free and fair world. There must be proper order so we can all enjoy rights and freedoms in our own country and all over the world.
Culture and copyright. Copyright is a special law that protects one’s own artistic creations and writings; others cannot make copies without permission. We all have the right to our own way of life and to enjoy the good things that “art,” science and learning bring.
The right to education. Education is a right. Primary school should be free. We should learn about the United Nations and how to get on with others. Our parents can choose what we learn.
A bed and some food. We all have the right to a good life. Mothers and children, people who are old, unemployed or disabled, and all people have the right to be cared for.
The right to play. We all have the right to rest from work and to relax.
Workers’ rights. Every grown-up has the right to do a job, to a fair wage for their work, and to join a trade union.
The right to social security. We all have the right to affordable housing, medicine, education, and child care, enough money to live on and medical help if we are ill or old.
The right to democracy. We all have the right to take part in the government of our country. Every grown-up should be allowed to choose their own leaders.
Meet where you like. We all have the right to meet our friends and to work together in peace to defend our rights. Nobody can make us join a group if we don’t want to.
Free to say what you want. We all have the right to make up our own minds, to think what we like, to say what we think, and to share our ideas with other people.
Freedom of thought. We all have the right to believe in what we want to believe, to have a religion, or to change it if we want.
Your own things. Everyone has the right to own things or share them. Nobody should take our things from us without a good reason.
Marriage and family. Every grown-up has the right to marry and have a family if they want to. Men and women have the same rights when they are married, and when they are separated.
The right to a nationality. We all have the right to belong to a country.
The right to asylum. If we are frightened of being badly treated in our own country, we all have the right to run away to another country to be safe.
Freedom to move. We all have the right to go where we want in our own country and to travel as we wish.
The right to privacy. Nobody should try to harm our good name. Nobody has the right to come into our home, open our letters or bother us or our family without a good reason.
Innocent until proven guilty. Nobody should be blamed for doing something until it is proven. When people say we did a bad thing we have the right to show it is not true.
The right to trial. If we are put on trial this should be in public. The people who try us should not let anyone tell them what to do.
No unfair detainment. Nobody has the right to put us in prison without a good reason and keep us there, or to send us away from our country.
Fair treatment by fair courts. We can all ask for the law to help us when we are not treated fairly.
We are all protected by the law. The law is the same for everyone. It must treat us all fairly.
We all have the same right to use the law. I am a person just like you!
No Torture. Nobody has any right to hurt us or to torture us.
No slavery – past and present. Nobody has any right to make us a slave. We cannot make anyone our slave.
The right to life. We all have the right to life, and to live in freedom and safety.
Don’t discriminate. These rights belong to everybody, whatever our differences.
5 Facts about Human Rights
Prophet Mohammed wrote an open letter to Christians that declared their right to self-governance, protection for churches and monasteries, and freedom to practice their religion openly in Muslim controlled areas. Muslims are commanded to follow this until the end of time.
In Islamic law, a woman has the right to annul her marriage, if her husband is away for too long because her right to intimacy is paramount.
Thomas Jefferson argued that because no generation has a right to bind subsequent generations, the Constitution should expire every 19 years.
The film Lord of War (2005) was officially endorsed by the human rights group Amnesty International for highlighting the arms trafficking by the international arms industry
A Sikh must “defend the rights of all who are wrongfully oppressed or persecuted irrespective of religion, color, caste or creed.”
7 CHARACTERISTICS OF HR
Human Rights belong to people because they have a human condition.
You can not give them up
Individuals can not assign their rights or waive them for any reason. However, a person can decide whether they want to enforce their rights or not once they are violated
People have the right to have their rights respected unconditionally. There should be no conditions of any kind for the fulfillment of human rights
They are the same for everyone
Human Rights are the same for all the people who live in the world. This is possible for two reasons: all people in the world have the same human condition, and there are no rights that are more important or urgent than others, this means that all human rights are the same for all human beings.
Human Rights exist independently. That is, they do not require legal, social, cultural or religious recognition to exist.
Human Rights require a certain obligatoriness. Its fulfillment is not subject to the discretion of a republic.
Human Rights are given to all the members of a society in full form, so all members of the same are not aware of its existence.