In April 1945, delegates from fifty countries met in San Francisco full of optimism and hope. The goal of the United Nations Conference on International Organization was to fashion an international body to promote peace and prevent future wars.
There are 30 rights on the UDHR (simplified):We are all born Free & EqualDont discriminateThe right to lifeNo slaveryNo tortureYou have rights no matter where you goAll equal above the lawHuman rights protected by lawNo unfair detainmentThe right to trialAlways innocent until proven guiltyRight to privacyFreedom to moveRight to seek a safe place to liveRight to nationalityRight to marriage and family
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaRight to your own thingsFreedom of thoughtFreedom of expressionRight to public assemblyRight to democracySocial securityWorkers' rightsRight to playFood and shelter for allRight to educationRight to copyrightA fair and free worldWe all have responsibilityNoone can take away your human rights
After the Second World War, a document was written specifically to outline and protect every single human being’s basic rights. In 1948, the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights was created to do exactly that.
Human rights have some key qualities, agreed by the international community.They must be recognised as:• Universal: they belong to every single person• Inalienable: they cannot be taken away from us• Indivisible and interdependent: governments should not be able to pick and choose which rights are respected.