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2 What Are Human Rights? Human rights are standards that allow all people to live with dignity, freedom, equality, justice, peace

3 Human Rights Characteristics
Universal Inalienable Interconnected Indivisible Non-discriminatory

4 People contributed to human rights were:
Pluto Aristotle Thomas Hobbes John Locke

5 All human beings have The right to life;
Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; Freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention; The right to a fair trial; Freedom from discrimination;

6 The right to equal protection of the law;
Freedom from arbitrary interference with privacy, family, home or correspondence; Freedom of association, expression, assembly and movement; The right to seek and enjoy asylum;

7 The right to a nationality;
Freedom of thought, conscience and religion; The right to vote and take part in government; The right to just and favourable work conditions; The right to health; The right to education; The right to property; The right to participate in cultural life; and, of course, The right to development.

8 Universal Declaration of Human Rights
International Covenant on Economical , Social and Cultural Rights International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

9 Major human rights treaties are:
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide Geneva Conventions I-IV International Bill of Rights Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees (1951 & 1967) Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (1984)

10 Human Rights Based Approaches
Putting human rights principles and standards at the heart of policy and planning Ensuring accountability Empowerment Participation and involvement Non-discrimination and attention to vulnerable groups

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