What is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?

Human Right.

plural noun: human rights

“A right which is believed to belong to every person.”


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, also known as UDHR, is a historical document which establishes and outlines the rights and universal values that everyone is entitled to.

The Declaration was adopted by the UN General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948.

This milestone document was the first step taken to help men, women, and children worldwide to guide them and provide them with knowledge about their human rights.

Not many people are informed about their rights or may have very little knowledge.

It is an essential piece of legislation that every individual needs to know.

As written in the first article of the document, the Declaration is based on the principle:

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”

The document consists of 30 articles summarising things to protect and inform every individual. This document built the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.

Regardless of any factors, such as race, age, religion, nationality, the list goes on. You have a right to freedom and safety. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all.

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