Category: Basic Human Rights Information

Resources that answer the question: "What are human rights?"
  • Advancing Human Rights
    • The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is committed to the advancement of human rights in the world. The idea that all individuals are entitled to equal rights and protection is fundamental to UNFPA’s work and to its way of working.
  • Guía de bolsillo sobre los instrumentos básicos de Derechos Humanos
    • Esta Guía de bolsillo contiene el texto de la Declaración Universal de Derechos Humanos y de siete instrumentos básicos internacionales de derechos humanos. Además incluye un cuadro de ratificaciones de los instrumentos básicos de derechos humanos. La guía se ha elaborado a servir de documento de consulta rápida para los funcionarios gubernamentales y servir de instrumento práctico para las organizaciones gubernamentales y no gubernamentales. (Spanish).
  • Guide de poche sur les droits fondamentaux de l'homme Instruments
    • Ce Guide de poche comprend le texte de la Déclaration universelle des droits de l'homme et sept instruments internationaux de base relatifs aux droits de l'homme. Il contient également un tableau des ratifications des instruments. Le Guide de poche a été conçu essentiellement dans le but de constituer un ouvrage de prompte référence au service des fonctionnaires et de représenter un outil pratique destiné à d'autres organisations gouvernementales qui aspirent à promouvoir la diffusion des connaissances et une prise de conscience accrue des normes internationales relatives aux droits de l'homme.
  • Human Rights
    • Human rights are certain moral guarantees. This article examines the philosophical basis and content of the doctrine of human rights.
  • Human Rights Explained
    • This series of fact sheets are an essential information resource on the development of human rights law. They provide background to issues concerning human rights not only in Australia but also in the international arena.
  • Human Rights Here and Now
    • This collection includes human rights fundamentals, resources for human rights education, activities about human rights, action steps to claim rights, and other resources.
  • Human Rights Monitor
    • Human rights related information regarding land, agriculture, and environmental issues.
  • Human Rights Principles
    • This article describes the basic human rights to which all human beings are entitled.
  • Introduction to Human Rights
    • Several articles from the US Department of State about human rights with a focus on the United States.
  • Pocket Guide on Basic Human Rights Instruments
    • This pocket guide contains the text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and seven other basic international human rights instruments. It also provides a chart of ratification of basic human rights instruments. It aims to be a quick reference material for government officials and a practical tool for other governmental and non-governmental organizations.
  • Right to be Free from Discrimination on any Ground
    • Outlines basic United Nations concepts of freedom on any basis, including disability.
  • Understanding Human Rights
    • This resource includes activities designed to help students clarify human rights concepts and provide an opportunity to explore the effect of human rights. It provides students with basic information and history about human rights, the processes involved in the drafting and publication of international documents and treaties that support human rights, and an understanding of how human rights are relevant in everyday life.
  • Violence, Human Rights, and Justice
    • This course examines the contemporary problem of political violence and the way that human rights have been conceived as a means to protect and promote freedom, peace and justice for citizens against the abuses of the state.
  • What are Human Rights?
    • This page describes how human rights are interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.
  • What are Human Rights?
    • This page explains what human rights are in plain language.