1 Activity 2b: Universal declaration of human rights Handout: Simplified Version of the Universal declaration of human rights All people everywhere have the same human rights which no one can take away. This is the basis of freedom, justice and peace in the world. This declaration affirms the dignity and worth of all people, and the equal rights of women and men. The rights described here are the common standard for all people everywhere. Every person and nation is asked to support the understanding and respect for these rights , and to take steps to make sure that they are recognised and observed everywhere, for all people. Article 1 against violations of their human Everyone is born free and equal in rights . dignity and with rights . Article 8 Article 2 If your rights under law are violated, You should never be discriminated you have the right to see justice done against for any reason. rights belong in a court or tribunal. to all people, whatever our Article 9 differences.
2 No one shall be subject to arbitrary Article 3 arrest, detention or exile. Everyone has the rights to life, liberty Article 10 and security. You have the right to a fair and public Article 4 trial by an independent and impartial No one shall be held in slavery or tribunal. servitude. Article 11 Article 5 Everyone is to be presumed innocent No one shall be subjected to torture until proven guilty in a fair trial. No or to cruel, inhuman or degrading one should be charged with a criminal treatment or punishment. offence for an act which wasn't an offence at the time the act was done. Article 6 You have the right to be treated as a Article 12 person in the eyes of the law. No one has the right to intrude in your Article 7 private life or interfere with your You have the right to be treated by the home and family without good reason. law in the same way as everyone else. No one has the right to attack your Everyone has a right to protection good name without reason.
3 Discovering Democracy human rights (Middle Secondary) 2010 Commonwealth of Australia Activity 2b: Universal declaration of human rights Article 13 Article 22 You have the right to freedom of As a member of society, you have a movement within your country. right to social security. Everyone has the right to leave a Article 23 country and to return home. You have the right to work, to good Article 14 working conditions, to equal pay for You have the right to seek and to equal work and to form and join enjoy asylum from persecution in unions. other countries. You may not invoke Article 24 this right if fleeing just laws in your You have the right to rest and leisure. own country. Article 25 Article 15 You have the right to a decent life, You have the right to a nationality. including enough food, clothing, Article 16 housing, medical care and social You have the right to marry and to services. raise a family. Men and women have Article 26 the same rights when they are married You have the right to an education.
4 And when they are separated. Article 27 Article 17 No one may stop you from You have the right to own property participating in the cultural life of your and it cannot randomly be taken away community. from you. Article 28 Article 18 You have the right to live in the kind of You have the right to freedom of world where your rights and freedoms thought, conscience and religion and are respected. to peacefully express those beliefs in teaching, practice and worship. Article 29 We all have a responsibility to the Article 19 people around us and should protect You have the right to freedom of their rights and freedoms. opinion and expression. Article 30 Article 20 There is nothing in this declaration You have the right to freedom of that justifies any person or country peaceful assembly and association. taking away the rights to which we are Article 21 all entitled. You have the right to take part in the The above Articles are abbreviated.
5 Government of your country. For a full Version of the declaration go to Discovering Democracy human rights (Middle Secondary) 2010 Commonwealth of Australia