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Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

The United Nations Charter "reaffirmed faith in fundamental human rights, and dignity and worth of the human person" and committed all member states to promote "universal respect for, and observance of, human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion".

• They declaration of rights are found in the UN General Assembly charter 10 December 1948 at Palais de Chaillot, Paris • Came out of the Second World War and represents the first global expression of rights to which all human agreed upon • It consists of 30 articles which have been detailed in subsequent international treaties, regional human rights instruments, national constitutions and laws. • The International Bill of Human Rights consists of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and its two optional practice. • 1966 the General Assembly adopted the two detailed agreement, which complete the International Bill of Human Rights; + 1976 after the agreements had been ratified by a sufficient number of individual nations, the Bill took on the force of international law. • During the Second World War the allies adopted the Four Freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom from fear, and freedom from want, as their basic war aims. • Canadian John Peters Humphrey was called upon by the United Nations Secretary-General to work on the project and became the Declaration's principal drafter followed by René Cassin who completed the second draft of ‘international bill of rights’

Specific examples of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

Article 1

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and