Human Rights

In 1945, nations were in ruins.
World War II was over, and the world wanted peace.

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.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
They are endowed
with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights | United Nations

1 Universal Declaration of Human Rights

15 mei 2017

Almost 70 years ago the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common human rights standard for all everyone, everywhere. This video provides the history, content and ongoing significance of the document.
 

2 Human Rights Video #4: Freedom From Slavery

24 jul. 2015

Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 4:
No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.

Freedom From Slavery:

0:01 Okay kids, here we are at the Slavery Exhibit.
0:04 Now as you can see the slaves were kidnapped from their homes,
0:07 chained together for weeks,
0:09 they would cram them onto these ships in very appalling conditions…
0:13 … thousands of women and children are being smuggled across the border …
0:16 … the sexual trafficking of children …
0:18 … as you can see right here they were treated like animals,
0:22 they worked all day long for no pay …
0:25 … teen sweat-shops raided by police …
0:27 … children forced into slave labor …
0:29 Some of the slave masters were very cruel, they whipped them,
0:32 and they beat them, as you can see in some of these pictures…
0:35 … the assault can be brutal, even fatal …
0:38 So, before moving on, are there any questions?
0:42 Um, does this still happen today?

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What does all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights mean?

In fact, the very first article of the UN Declaration of Human Rights states that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” …

It’s the state of being equal in status, rights, or opportunities.

It’s about fairness, justice, and non-discrimination.

21 nov. 2017

3 Human Rights Video #1: Born Free and Equal

14 jul. 2015

Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 1: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. We are all born free. We all have our own thoughts and ideas. We should all be treated in the same way.

 “Can you tell which of these children was not born free?
Can you tell which of these children was not born equal?
Can you tell which of these children does not deserve to be treated with dignity?
We can’t either.”

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Who said all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights?

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. 

They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. 

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948.

4 The Story of Human Rights

4 mei 2011

http://www.HumanRights.com 

United for Human Rights (UHR) is an international, not-for-profit organization dedicated to implementing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at local, regional, national and international levels. 

Its membership is comprised of individuals, educators and groups throughout the world who are actively forwarding the knowledge and protection of human rights by and for all Mankind.

Its purpose is to provide human rights educational resources and activities that inform, assist and unite individuals, educators, organizations and governmental bodies in the dissemination and adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at every level of society.

United for Human Rights was founded on the Declaration’s 60th anniversary, in the face of continued worldwide abuses which violate the spirit, intent and Articles of this charter of all human rights, the first such document ever ratified by the community of nations. Surveys have found that most people have only a limited understanding of human rights. The Declaration contains the thirty rights that together form the basis of a civilization wherein all people can enjoy the freedoms to which they are entitled, and nations can coexist in peace. 

More information: http://www.HumanRights.com

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Why is we are all born free and equal important?

Article 1: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. And it often falls to judges to make sure human dignity is respected. … 

“The tears had come because of an overwhelming sense of pride at being a member of a court that protected fundamental rights and secured dignity for all,” he said.

5 Human Rights Video #3: The Right To Life

21 jul. 2015

 

Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 3:
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

The Right To Life:

“It greeted you at birth.
It was there for your first step.
Your first mistake.
Your first kiss.
It’s with you when you win,
when you lose,
when you pick yourself up again.
In every moment
you can feel it.
Life.”

To broadly raise awareness of the 30 inalienable rights as proclaimed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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Are all humans born equal?

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
 

6 The 30 Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

30 apr. 2013

UNITED NATIONS
UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Simplified Version
This simplified version of the 30 Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been created especially for young people.

1. We Are All Born Free & Equal. We are all born free. We all have our own thoughts and ideas. We should all be treated in the same way.

2. Don’t Discriminate. These rights belong to everybody, whatever our differences.

3. The Right to Life. We all have the right to life, and to live in freedom and safety.

4. No Slavery. Nobody has any right to make us a slave. We cannot make anyone our slave.

5. No Torture. Nobody has any right to hurt us or to torture us.

6. You Have Rights No Matter Where You Go. I am a person just like you!

7. We’re All Equal Before the Law. The law is the same for everyone. It must treat us all fairly.

8. Your Human Rights Are Protected by Law. We can all ask for the law to help us when we are not treated fairly.

9. No Unfair Detainment. Nobody has the right to put us in prison without good reason and keep us there, or to send us away from our country.

10. 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.

11. We’re Always Innocent Till 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.

12. 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.

13. Freedom to Move. We all have the right to go where we want in our own country and to travel as we wish.

14. The Right to Seek a Safe Place to Live. 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.

15. Right to a Nationality. We all have the right to belong to a country.

16. 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.

17. The Right to Your Own Things. Everyone has the right to own things or share them. Nobody should take our things from us without a good reason.

18. 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.

19. Freedom of Expression. 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.

20. The Right to Public Assembly. 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.

21. 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.

22. Social Security. We all have the right to affordable housing, medicine, education, and childcare, enough money to live on and medical help if we are ill or old.

23. 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.

24. The Right to Play. We all have the right to rest from work and to relax.

25. Food and Shelter for All. 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.

26. 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.

27. 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.

28. A Fair and Free World. There must be proper order so we can all enjoy rights and freedoms in our own country and all over the world.

29. Responsibility. We have a duty to other people, and we should protect their rights and freedoms.

30. No One Can Take Away Your Human Rights.

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7 Universal Declaration of Human Rights — Articles 1-30 — Hear and Read the Full Text

17 okt. 2012

Listen to and read Articles 1-30 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, signed in 1948.
 

8 The Human Rights Treaty Body system

28 apr. 2015

This film presents the work of the UN treaty body system which monitors the implementation by States of the core international human rights treaties. Since the film’s release, an additional human rights treaty has entered in force (the International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance), bringing the total number of international human rights treaty bodies to ten.

The content of the film is the sole responsibility of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for the Human Rights. It was produced with the financial assistance of the European Union but does not necessarily reflect its views.

To find out more, visit http://ohchr.org/

 

 

9 A Short History of Human Rights

27 aug. 2013


In this lesson we are going to take a look at how the idea of human rights has developed through the ages. We will talk about old documents, new ones, and in the end try to put it all in perspective.

View the Full Course at www.allversity.org

Research and Writing by:
Gustavo Carneiro and Dzmitry Tsapkou

Animation and Presentation by:
Shane Thomas McMillan

Course Design by:
Gustavo Carneiro, Dzmitry Tsapkou, and Ben Mohai

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10 Time Machine Prank

26 jun. 2012