What are the human rights?

Human rights are defined as fundamental rights “to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being” regardless of their nation, location, language, religion, ethnic origin or any other status.

Many of the basic ideas that resulted in the human rights movement developed as a consequence of the Second world War, culminating in the establishment of Universal Declaration of Human rights, by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris, 1948.

“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.”

— Article 1 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human rights 


Source: The United Nations.

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