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Books on Human Rights

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Human Rights - National Geographic Learning
ISBN: 9780736297929
Publication Date: 2012-10-19

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Human Rights and Liberty - Charlie Ogden
ISBN: 9780778733683
Publication Date: 2017-01-01
As people, we are all born with certain rights, called human rights, that are not given to us by laws. This book explains that no matter where we live in the world or under what government, our human rights protect our claim to live with freedom, equality, justice, and peace. Case studies discuss what happens when human rights are blocked and our libertythe right to live the way we want tois taken away. An activity encourages further discussion.

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Our Rights - Janet Wilson
ISBN: 9781926920955
Publication Date: 2013-04-15
Gr 6-8–Opening with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the motivational tale “The Star Thrower,” Wilson presents an overview of the ways in which children have worked to make positive changes in the world. Throughout the text, readers will find inspirational stories from a wide variety of regions. One Brazilian teen organized peace marches in her country; an American boy created a website to raise funds to stop world hunger. Each page includes a personal anecdote, an illustration, a quotation, and a sidebar with related facts and photos. Although most students are likely to be aware of problems such as hunger, bullying, and the effects of natural disasters, Our Rights will open their minds to the existence of many more. Topics include gender and caste systems in India, inadequate schools for indigenous children in Canada, and child slavery in Sri Lanka. Other issues, such as underage marriage, female circumcision, child soldiers, and the sex trade make this title suitable for older readers. The book concludes with descriptions of how kids have and can make a difference, including participation in walks and signing petitions.–Erica Thorsen Payne, Meriwether Lewis Elementary School, Charlottesville, VAα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Every Human Has Rights - National Geographic Editors; Mary Robinson (Foreword by); Elderslie Township Historical Society Staff (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781426305108
Publication Date: 2008-11-25
The 30 rights set down in 1948 by the United Nations are incredibly powerful. According to the U.N., every human–just by virtue of being human–is entitled to freedom, a fair government, a decent standard of living, work, play, and education, freedom to come and go as we please and to associate with anyone we please, and the right to express ourselves freely. Every Human Has Rights offers kids an accessibly written list of these rights, commentary–much of it deeply emotional–by other kids, and richly evocative photography illustrating each right. At the end of this deceptively simple book, kids will know–and feel–that regardless of individual differences and circumstances, each person is valuable and worthy of respect

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We Are All Born Free - Amnesty International Staff (As told to)
ISBN: 9781845076504
Publication Date: 2008-10-01
An illustrated introduction to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was established following World War II, including thirty articles that declare the basic rights for all of humanity as compiled by the United Nations

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A Life Like Mine - Amanda Rayner (Editor); Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
ISBN: 0789488590
Publication Date: 2002-10-07

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An Equal Chance for Girls and Women - Judith Anderson; Christian Aid Staff (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9781597711968
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
Discusses the issues girls and women face around the world in receiving equal education and treatment, and describes how nations are working both locally and internationally to improve conditions for women

 

EVALUATING WEBSITES

 

UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF OF HUMAN RIGHTS

 

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Preamble

Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,
 

Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,

Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,
 

Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations,

Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,

Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in cooperation with the United Nations, the promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms,
 

Whereas a common understanding of these rights and freedoms is of the greatest importance for the full realization of this pledge,
 

Now, therefore,
 

The General Assembly,

Proclaims this Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.

Article I

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Article 2

Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

Article 3

Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

Article 4

No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.

Article 5

No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Article 6
Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

Article 7

All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.

Article 8

Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.

Article 9
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

Article 10

Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.

Article 11

  1. Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.

  2. No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal offence, under national or international law, at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the penal offence was committed.

Article 12

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.

Article 13

  1. Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each State.    

  2. Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.     

Article 14

  1. Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.

  2. This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.   

Article 15

  1. Everyone has the right to a nationality.

  2. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality.

Article 16

  1. Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.

  2. Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.     

  3. The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.

Article 17

  1. Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.

  2. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.

Article 18

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Article 19

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

Article 20

    1.  Everyone has the right of freedom of peaceful assembly and association.   

    2.  No one may be compelled to belong to any association.  

Article 21

  1. Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representative.

  2. Everyone has the right to equal access to public services in his country.   

  3. The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.

Article 22

Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.

Article 23

  1. Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.

  2. Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.

  3. Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.

  4. Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.

Article 24

Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.

Article 25

  1. Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.

  2. Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.

Article 26

  1. Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free,at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.

  2. Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.

  3. Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.

Article 27

1. Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.   

2. Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.

Article 28

Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized.

Article 29

  1. Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.

  2. In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society.

  3. These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

Article 30

Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein. 

UDHR

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has been translated into over 500 languages.

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HISTORY OF THE DOCUMENT

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 10 December 1948, was the result of the experience of the Second World War.

THE DRAFTING COMMITTEE

The drafters of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is generally agreed to be the foundation of international human rights law.

AUDIO

"The Declaration" (1948)

In this historic audio, listen to Eleanor Roosevelt - diplomat, activist and former First Lady of the United States - read from the Declaration.

 

 

UDHR

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has been translated into over 500 languages.

Download PDF

HISTORY OF THE DOCUMENT

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 10 December 1948, was the result of the experience of the Second World War.

THE DRAFTING COMMITTEE

The drafters of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is generally agreed to be the foundation of international human rights law.

AUDIO

"The Declaration" (1948)

In this historic audio, listen to Eleanor Roosevelt - diplomat, activist and former First Lady of the United States - read from the Declaration.

WEBSITE LINKS ON HUMAN RIGHTS

  • Youth for Human Rights
    Definitions and types of human rights, multiple videos regarding human rights issues, links.
  • Human Rights Watch
    Human Rights Watch researchers conduct fact-finding investigations into human rights abuses in all
    regions of the world. HRW then publishes those findings in books and reports every year, generating extensive coverage in local and international media. This publicity
    helps to embarrass abusive governments in the eyes of their citizens and the world, hopefully leading to policy changes.
  • Amnesty International
    Amnesty International is a Nobel Prize-
    winning grassroots activist organization with over 1.8 million members worldwide. Amnesty International undertakes research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights.
  • U.S. Department of State
    The protection of fundamental human rights was a foundation in the establishment of the United States over 200 years ago. Since then, a central goal of U.S. foreign policy has been the promotion of respect for human rights, as embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The United States understands that the existence of human rights helps secure peace, deter aggression, promote the rule of law, combat crime and corruption,
    strengthen democracies, and prevent humanitarian crimes.
  • International Crisis Group
    Lots of information on countries here, from a group working to prevent conflict.
  • CIA World Factbook
    Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities
  • Transparency International
    Transparency International, the global civil society organization leading the fight against corruption, brings people together in a powerful worldwide coalition to end the devastating impact of corruption on men, women and children around the world. TI’s mission is to create change towards a world free of corruption.
  • United Nation: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
    United Nation: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights deals with all human rights issues for the United Nations.
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  • FRONTLINE/World
    FRONTLINE/World features two or three "short stories" told by a diverse group of reporters and video journalists. These first-person stories will take viewers on adventurous journeys to foreign lands from Argentina to Zimbabwe. Taking advantage of easily portable digital cameras,correspondents roam widely, observe closely, and when necessary, film surreptitiously.
  • UNICEF
    Scroll to the bottom to find resources on controversial topics such as Child Labor Laws and other human rights violations.
 

UN Human Rights

 

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