Human Rights and Asia. Lindy Stirling Contemporary Issues. What are Human Rights?. Interrelated, interdependent and indivisible Universal and inalienable Equal and non-discriminatory Both Rights and Obligations International Bill of Human Rights. What are Human Rights?.
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Human Rights and Asia
Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Burma, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Thailand, Sweden, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Bangladesh 1998, Cambodia 1992, China 2001, Democratic People's Republic of Korea 1981, India 1979, Indonesia 2006, Japan 1979, Lao People's Democratic Republic 2007, Maldives 2006, Nepal 1991, Pakistan 2008, Philippines 1974, Republic of Korea 1990, Sri Lanka 1980, Thailand 1999, Timor-Leste 2003, VietNam 1982.
Bangladesh 2000, Cambodia 1992, China 1998, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 1981, India 1981, Indonesia 2006, Japan 1979, Lao People’s Democratic Republic 2009, Maldives 2006, Mauritius 1973, Nepal 1991, Pakistan 2008, Philippines 1986, Republic of Korea 1990, Sri Lanka 1980, Thailand 1996, Timor-Leste 2003, VietNam 1982
The Articles of the Charter have the force of positive international law because the Charter is a treaty and therefore a legally binding document.
Hard copy resources
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Plain language version with notes on each article – UN Cyberschoolbus
The 30 Articles of the UDHR with photos
How the Universal Declaration developed
Human Rights photos – United Nations
Other International Human Rights Agreements
International Human Rights Agreements
Poverty and Human rights
Povery and Human Rights - Amnesty International
Amnesty International's history and work
Amnesty International history: Amnesty International Canada
Amnesty International’s 40 years: flash & html presentation
Wants & Needs game – UNICEF UK
Games and activities: Amnesty International USA
Understanding human rights
Contact: Lindy Stirling