Web task 2: Declaration of Human Rights
In 1948, after the horrors and atrocities of the Second World War, the new United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that defines the rights to secure the dignity and worth of each human being.
Use the links below to answer these questions:
• What are human rights? How many are there? List them.
• Name an organization or a person who has supported human rights. Explain briefly what they have done.
Universal declaration of Human Rights of 1948:
(Click on the link for an explanation of all the human rights in short videos. Click on the screens on the right to watch each one)
Human rights organizations:
Amnesty International: http://amnesty.org/en
Human rights watch: http://www.hrw.org/