The Universal Declaration of Human Rights 

What is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is an international document created in 1948, that states basic rights and fundamental freedoms to which all human beings are entitled.

The Universal Declaration begins by recognising that ‘the inherent dignity of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world’.

It declares that human rights are universal – to be enjoyed by all people, no matter who they are or where they live.

In 1978 the United Nations adopted two covenants: The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights..together with the universal declaration of human rights( basic fundamental rights that every person of this planet is entitled to, they are inalienable and universal) make up the International Bill Of Human Rights, these two covenants detail the BASIC economic,social,cultural,civil and political rights of individuals and nations.

As you can see our leaders haven’t quite lived up to the promises of progress in these rights. World leaders MUST always strive to promote human rights domestically and abroad.

The declaration is a set of 30 articles, as followed:

Article 1 Right to Equality

Article 2 Freedom from Discrimination

Article 3 Right to Life, Liberty, Personal Security

Article 4 Freedom from Slavery

Article 5 Freedom from Torture and Degrading Treatment

Article 6 Right to Recognition as a Person before the Law

Article 7 Right to Equality before the Law

Article 8 Right to Remedy by Competent Tribunal

Article 9 Freedom from Arbitrary Arrest and Exile

Article 10 Right to Fair Public Hearing

Article 11 Right to be Considered Innocent until Proven Guilty

Article 12 Freedom from Interference with Privacy, Family, Home and Correspondence

Article 13 Right to Free Movement in and out of the Country

Article 14 Right to Asylum in other Countries from Persecution

Article 15 Right to a Nationality and the Freedom to Change It

Article 16 Right to Marriage and Family

Article 17 Right to Own Property

Article 18 Freedom of Belief and Religion

Article 19 Freedom of Opinion and Information

Article 20 Right of Peaceful Assembly and Association

Article 21 Right to Participate in Government and in Free Elections

Article 22 Right to Social Security

Article 23 Right to Desirable Work and to Join Trade Unions

Article 24 Right to Rest and Leisure

Article 25 Right to Adequate Living Standard

Article 26 Right to Education

Article 27 Right to Participate in the Cultural Life of Community

Article 28 Right to a Social Order that Articulates this Document

Article 29 Community Duties Essential to Free and Full Development

Article 30 Freedom from State or Personal Interference in the above Rights


Read these rights very carefully, ask yourself have one of my rights been violated? Do any one of these rights catch my attention? If you have an answer to these questions…do some research..

I want you to KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!