Human Rights

What are Human Rights? According to Wikipedia:

“Human rights are moral principles or norms that describe certain standards of human behaviour and are regularly protected as natural and legal rights in municipal and international law. They are commonly understood as inalienable, fundamental rights “to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being” and which are “inherent in all human beings”, regardless of their age, ethnic origin, location, language, religion, ethnicity, or any other status. They are applicable everywhere and at every time in the sense of being universal, and they are egalitarian in the sense of being the same for everyone. They are regarded as requiring empathy and the rule of law and imposing an obligation on persons to respect the human rights of others, and it is generally considered that they should not be taken away except as a result of due process based on specific circumstances; for example, human rights may include freedom from unlawful imprisonment, torture, and execution.”

Secular Friends for Liberty and Rule of Law envisions a society where people treat each other with respect and dignity in the preservation of these human rights through effective education, advocacy and legal defence. As our society evolves and our knowledge of this planet expands endlessly, we are curiously looking for avenues in which we can accommodate non-human rights ( rights of other primates) which we share with this beautiful planet. This is an area that we have an interest in but for now, we have no programmes. If you are knowledgeable about this field, we welcome you to friend us and see where that journey leads us together.

Simplified Human rights for you.

 Many times, we talk about human rights,but we are hardly able to list them.Now,you can get some of them.

1 We are ALL born FREE and EQUAL.

         We are all born free. We all have our own thoughts and ideas. We should all be treated in the same way.

2 Don’t discriminate.

      These rights belong to everybody, whatever our differences.

3  The right to Life.

       We all have the right to life, and to live in freedom and safety. 

4   No slavery

         Nobody has any right to make us a slave. We cannot make anyone our slave. 

5   No torture.

          Nobody has any right to hurt us or to torture us. 

6    You have rights no matter where you go.

          I am a person just like you! 

7   We’re ALL equal before the Law.

         The law is the same for everyone. It must treat us all fairly. 

8    Your human rights are protected by Law.

            We can all ask for the law to help us when we are not treated fairly.

9     No unfair detainment.

           Nobody has the right to put us in prison without good reason and keep us there, or to send us away from our country. 

10  The Right to a fair and just trial.

          If we are put on trial this should be fair,just and  in public. The people who try us should not let anyone tell them what to do. 

11   We’re always innocent till proven guilty.

                 Nobody should be blamed for doing something until it is proven. When people say we did a bad thing we have the right to show it is not true. 

12   The Right to privacy.

             Nobody should try to harm our good name. Nobody has the right to come into our home, open our letters, or bother us or our family without a 

             good reason. 

13  Freedom to move.

              We all have the right to go where we want in our own country and to travel as we wish. 

14  The right to seek a safe place to live.

             If we are frightened of being badly treated in our own country, we all have the right to run away to another country to be safe. 

15  Right to a nationality.

            We all have the right to belong to a country.

16  Marriage and Family.

           Every grown-up has the right to marry and have a family if they want to. Men and women have the same rights when they are married, and when 

           they are separated.

17 The Right to your own things.

          Everyone has the right to own things or share them. Nobody should take our things from us without a good reason.

18   Freedom of THOUGHT.

          We all have the right to believe in what we want to believe, to have a religion, or to change it if we want.

19 Freedom of Expression.

          We all have the right to make up our own minds, to think what we like, to say what we think, and to share our ideas with other people.

20  The Right to Public Assembly.

           We all have the right to meet our friends and to work together in peace to defend our rights. Nobody can make us join a group if we don’t want to.

21  The Right to Democracy.

           We all have the right to take part in the government of our country. Every grown-up should be allowed to choose their own leaders.

22  Social Security.

          We all have the right to affordable housing, medicine, education, and childcare, enough money to live on and medical help if we are ill or old.

23  Workers’ Rights.

              Every grown-up has the right to do a job, to a fair wage for their work, and to join a trade union.

24 The Right to Play.

           We all have the right to rest from work and to relax.

25  Food and Shelter for All.

         We all have the right to a good life. Mothers and children, people who are old, unemployed    or disabled, and all people have the right to be cared for.

26 The Right to Education.

  Education is a right. Primary school should be free. We should learn about the United     Nations and how to get on with others. Our parents can choose  what we learn.

27 Copyright.

              Copyright is a special law that protects one’s own artistic creations and writings; others cannot make copies without permission. We all have the 

               right to our own way of life and to enjoy the good things that art, science and learning bring.

28 A Fair and Free World.

              There must be proper order so we can all enjoy rights and freedoms in our own country and all over the world.

29  Responsibility.

           We have a duty to other people, and we should protect their rights and freedoms.

30   Economic, social and cultural rights 

You have a right to earn a decent living through work and to participate in the economy of the area you have chosen to live in freely.
 No one can take away your Human Rights. If you know them. Get more knowledge about human rights here