There are many things we think we know and take for granted until we are asked what they truly are. This has recently happened to me while engaging in conversations about human rights: rights that are ours for the sheer fact that we are human beings. There are 30 of them, (as I shamefully just found out), but I only could mention a few. So here is the condensed information I gathered through my humble research. [n.b.: none of the below is written by me]
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.
THE STORY OF HUMAN RIGHTS
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,