What are Human Rights?

Every Human Has Rights

Every Human Has Rights

We all know that we are human and that we have rights. We all know that there are organizations like Amnesty International fighting for those rights and therefore we know that human rights are being abused all around the world. Yet, how many of us are really familiar with our rights as human beings? How many of us have their rights knowingly or unknowingly violated? How did we come to have any rights in the first place?

Simple questions that every human being should ask. Through quick editing and animation, the following video by HumanRights.com gives a fast-paced introduction to Human Rights and their history from antiquity to the present. Following the video is the list of our 30 rights, as defined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. For more information please visit Amnesty International or HumanRights.com.

1. We are all born free and equal

2. Don’t discriminate

3. The right to life

4. No Slavery

5. No Torture

6. You Have Rights No Matter Where 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 Always Innocent Till Proven Guilty

12. The Right to Privacy

13. The Freedom to Move

14. The Right to Asylum

15. Right to a Nationality

16. Marriage and Family

17. The Right to Ownership

18. Freedom of Thought

19. Freedom of Expression

20. The Right to Public Assembly

21. The Right to Democracy

22. Social Security

23. Workers’ Rights

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

30. No One Can Take Away Your Human Rights


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