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Human Rights

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  1. Human Rights The basic rights and freedoms to which all human beings are entitled.

  2. Universal Declaration ofHuman Rights • Adopted by the United Nations in 1948 Plain language version of the UDHR sourced from http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp

  3. Article 1 • Children are born free and equal with rights. • Each should be treated the same way. Plain language version of the UDHR sourced from http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp

  4. Article 2 • No-one should be discriminated against for any reason. Plain language version of the UDHR sourced from http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp

  5. Article 3 • Everyone has the right to live, be free and be safe. Plain language version of the UDHR sourced from http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp

  6. Article 4 • Nobody has the right to treat you as his or her slave and you should not make anyone your slave. Plain language version of the UDHR sourced from http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp

  7. Article 5 • Nobody has the right to torture you. Plain language version of the UDHR sourced from http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp

  8. Article 6 • You should be legally protected everywhere and like everyone else. Plain language version of the UDHR sourced from http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp

  9. Article 7 • The law is the same for everyone; it should be applied in the same way to all. Plain language version of the UDHR sourced from http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp

  10. Article 8 • You should be able to ask for legal help when the rights your country grants you are not respected. Plain language version of the UDHR sourced from http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp

  11. Article 9 • Nobody has the right to put you in prison, to keep you there, or to send you away from your country unjustly, or without good reason. Plain language version of the UDHR sourced from http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp

  12. Article 10 • If you go on trial this should be done in public. The people who try you should not let themselves be influenced by others. Plain language version of the UDHR sourced from http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp

  13. Article 11 • You should be considered innocent until it can be proved that you are guilty. Plain language version of the UDHR sourced from http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp

  14. Article 12 • You have the right to ask to be protected if someone enters your home or damages your reputation without a good reason. Plain language version of the UDHR sourced from http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp

  15. Article 13 • You have the right to travel freely in your country and to other countries. You have the right to return to your country when you want to. Plain language version of the UDHR sourced from http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp

  16. Article 14 • If someone hurts you, you have the right to go to another country and ask it to protect you. Plain language version of the UDHR sourced from http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp

  17. Article 15 • Everyone has the right to belong to a nation. Plain language version of the UDHR sourced from http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp

  18. Article 16 • Everyone has the right to marry and raise a family. Plain language version of the UDHR sourced from http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp

  19. Article 17 • You have the right to own things and nobody has the right to take these from you without a good reason. Plain language version of the UDHR sourced from http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp

  20. Article 18 • You have the right to your religion, to change it and to practice it, either on your own or with other people. Plain language version of the UDHR sourced from http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp

  21. Article 19 • You have the right to think what you want, to say what you like, and nobody should forbid you from doing so. You have the responsibility not to use this right in a way that harms the rights of others. Plain language version of the UDHR sourced from http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp

  22. Article 20 • You have the right to organise peaceful meetings or to take part in meetings in a peaceful way. It is wrong to force someone to belong to a group. Plain language version of the UDHR sourced from http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp

  23. Article 21 • You have the right to take part in your country's political affairs. You should get a vote and all votes should be equal. Plain language version of the UDHR sourced from http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp

  24. Article 22 • You have the right to take advantage of the cultural, social and work opportunities offered in your country. Plain language version of the UDHR sourced from http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp

  25. Article 23 • You have the right to work, to be free to choose your work and to get a salary which allows you to support your family. You are entitled to equal work and equal pay. Plain language version of the UDHR sourced from http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp

  26. Article 24 • Each work day should not be too long, since everyone has the right to rest and should be able to take regular paid holidays. Plain language version of the UDHR sourced from http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp

  27. Article 25 • Everyone has the right to a decent life, including enough food, clothing, housing, medical care and social services. Plain language version of the UDHR sourced from http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp

  28. Article 26 • Everyone has the right to an education. Plain language version of the UDHR sourced from http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp

  29. Article 27 • Everyone has the right to participate in the cultural celebrations of their community. Plain language version of the UDHR sourced from http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp

  30. Article 28 • Everyone has a right to live in the kind of world where their rights and freedoms are respected. Plain language version of the UDHR sourced from http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp

  31. Article 29 • We all have a responsibility to the people around us and should respect their rights and freedoms. Plain language version of the UDHR sourced from http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp

  32. Article 30 • In all parts of the world, no society and no human being should take it upon themselves to act in such a way as to destroy the rights you have just read. Plain language version of the UDHR sourced from http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp