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Do You Know Your Rights?


Posted 11/30/2017
Submitted by Kristina Olenick
Category: Student Announcements
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

In 1948, the United Nations drafted a document entitled the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which declares all of the basic rights that every person on Earth has in their day to day life. Many people are unaware of this declaration, and it is important for every to become informed about them. The 30 articles in the declaration are summarized as following:

Articles 1-2: establishes the basic concepts of dignity, liberty, equality, and brotherhood

Articles 3-11: establish individual rights (like no slavery and the right to life)

Articles 12-17: establishes the rights of people towards the community

Articles 18-21: established the "constitutional liberties," including spiritual and political views

Articles 22-27: sanctions a person's right to economic, social, and cultural rights

Articles 28-30: establishes how to use the given rights

Become an advocate for these rights!

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights