Human Rights

Human: noun
A member of the Homo sapiens species; a man; woman or child; a person.

Rights: noun
Things to which you are entitled or allowed; freedoms that are guaranteed.

Human Rights: noun
The rights you have simply because you are human. Very few people know all their rights.

Human Rights are based on the principle of respect for the individual, their fundamental assumption is that each person is a moral and rational being who deserves to be treated with dignity. They are called human rights because they are universal.

Can you think of 5 examples of the different kinds of human rights?

In understanding human rights fully, it is important to examine the historic developments that led up to the creation of the Declaration as covered in The Story of Human Rights.

The Story of Human Rights:

Universal Declaration of Human Rights – A poster to think:UDHR

Abbridged 30 UDHR in English & Persian

For Human Rights Education & Teacher Training consult: WAALM – SCD

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