The inception of Human Rights. How this came about?

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was the Declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10th December, 1948 by its resolution 217 A(III) in Paris. 

This document was a result of the resolution of the member states of the UN to never have atrocities like the ones committed in the Second World War ever again.

A total of over 50 member states participated in the drafting of this Bill. This document forms the ‘grundnorm’ (first principles) of the Rights, we as virtue of being part of the Human Family enjoy today.

The UDHR consists of a Preamble and 30 Articles. This document is considered to be the foundation of all laws relating to Human Rights. It recognizes the basic laws and fundamental freedoms, that individuals are born free and equal in dignity and rights. These rights are inalienable and this document is a testament to the signatories’ commitment to upholding the justice and dignity of all human being.

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