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The UN and Human Rights

One World, Many Faces

The UN adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UNDHR) in December 1948 as  resolution 217 (III)


The UNDHR,  the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and its two Optional Protocols (on the death penalty and complaints procedures), along with International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and its Optional Protocols for what is commonly known as the International Bill of Rights.


  • What are Human Rights?  An explanation of the rights it considers inalienable for all persons.

  • Human Rights Issues.  A detailed listing and description of the many aspects of human rights from adequate housing to traditional values and human rights.

  • Human Rights Organizations

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