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What are Human Rights?

Every person is entitled to certain rights – by the fact that they are Human being. They are “rights” because they are things you are allowed to be, to do or to have. These are there for your protection against people who might want to harm or hurt you. They are also there to help us get along with each other and live in peace.

There Really 30 rights and they are contained in a document called The universal declaration of Human Rights, which was created in 1948 by the United Nations. The United Nations cams into being in 1945 shortly after the end of World War II. It was started by the 5 major powers that won the war: Britain, China, France, the Soviet Union and the United States. Its purpose is to bring peace to the world. Today 192 countries are members of the United Nations.

The rights are:

1. We are all born free and equal

2. Don’t discriminate

3. The right to live

4. No slavery

5. No torture

6. You have rights no matter where ever you go

7. We’re all equal before the law

8. Your Human Rights are protected by law

9. No unfair detainment

10. The right to trial

11. We’re all innocent until proven guilty

12. The right to privacy

13. Freedom to move

14. The right to seek a safe place to live

15. Right to a nationality

16. Marriage and family

17. The right to your own things

18. Freedom of thought

19. Freedom of expression

20. The right to public assembly

21. The right to democracy

22. Social security

23. Workers right

24. The right to play

25. Food and shelter for all

26. The right to education

27. Copyright

28. A fair and free world

29. Responsibility


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