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

3 Human Rights Characteristics O Universal O Inalienable O Interconnected O Indivisible O Non-discriminatory

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

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

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

7 O The right to a nationality; O Freedom of thought, conscience and religion; O The right to vote and take part in government; O The right to just and favourable work conditions; O The right to health; O The right to education; O The right to property; O The right to participate in cultural life; and, of course, O 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: O Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide O Geneva Conventions I-IV O International Bill of Rights O Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees (1951 & 1967) O Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (1984)

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


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