Human Rights - Defined
In 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)
was established by the United Nations.
“Human rights are universal and every person around the world deserves to be treated with dignity and equality. Basic rights include freedom of speech, privacy, health, life, liberty and security, as well as an adequate standard of living. While Governments have the duty to protect individuals against human rights abuses by third parties, businesses are recognizing their legal, moral and commercial need to get involved.” (UN Global Compact)
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The full text of the UN Declaration. "On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights... Following this historic act the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and "to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories."
Human Rights Watch
Investigates and exposes human rights violations. Like Amnesty International, HRW is truly one of the leading rights organizations. And like Amnesty, the high quality of its work is reflected in its endorsement and use by governments, the media, activists, scholars and others. Its independence has lent credence to its objectivity.
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