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Human Rights

Human Rights in general. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in particular.
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Nana Boukoushian

on 10 January 2013

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Transcript of Human Rights

Universal Declaration of Human Rights What are human rights? Every person is entitled to certain fundamental rights, simply by the fact of being human.
Human rights are inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status.
Rights are things you are allowed to be, to do or to have. These rights are there for your protection against people who might want to harm or hurt you.
Rights are there to help us get along with each other and live in peace.
Human rights are:
inalienable,
universal,
egalitarian. anti-slavery movement anti-imperialism movement feminist movement African American struggle appeal for amnesty International Human Rights Documents Code of Hammurabi
(1780 BC, Babylon) Constitution of Medina
(7th c., Medina, Saudi Arabia) Magna Carta (13th c., England) 17th c. French Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen (18 th c.) The Geneva Conventions
(1864 -1949) League of Nations
(1919-1945, Geneva) UN
(1945, New York) Eleanor Roosevelt Cyrus cylinder (6th century BC, ancient Iran) "An international document of the first order of importance."
Charles Malik
Lebanese philosopher and diplomat "One of the highest expressions of the human conscience of our time."
Pope John Paul II “Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.” Frederick Douglas
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