by Madeline Labriola
Pax Christi International NGO delegate to the UN
On December 10, 2012, the United Nations will observe the International Day for Human Rights celebrating the day 64 years ago when member nations of the newly formed United Nations signed into International Law the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was a struggle for the writers to include the many rights and privileges that we believe are part of the unalienable rights of every global citizen. Eleanor Roosevelt led the delegation in purpose and positive attitude to the final draft of the document. Here, in summary form, are the rights, which the United Nations guarantees to every person on the globe.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Are born free and should all be treated in the same way. Are equal despite difference in race, sex, language, etc. Have the right to life and to live in freedom and safety.
Should be free from slavery. Should nor be subjected to torture. Have the right to be recognized before the law. Have the right to be treated equally before the law. Have the right to ask for legal help when their rights are not respected. Have the right to not be imprisoned unjustly...
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