WHAT ARE HUMAN RIGHTS?
Human: Any man, woman or child; a person.
Rights: Things to which you are entitled or allowed; freedoms that are guaranteed.
Human Rights: The rights you have simply because you’re human.
Human Rights are the rights you instinctively believe yourself to have, like the right to live freely, to speak your mind and to be treated as an equal.
There are 30 basic human rights agreed to and adopted by the United Nations on December 10, 1948. They are contained in a document called the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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