Human rights are the fundamental freedoms and protections that belong to every single one of us.
All human beings are born with equal and inherent rights and fundamental freedoms. Human rights are based on dignity, equality and mutual respect – regardless of your nationality, your religion or your beliefs.
Your rights are about being treated fairly and treating others fairly, and having the ability to make choices about your own life. These basic human rights are:
Universal – They belong to all of us, everybody in the world.
Inalienable – They cannot be taken away from us.
Indivisible and interdependent – Governments should not be able to pick and choose which are respected.
Amnesty International’s handy booklet, ‘Understanding Human Rights’ will tell you everything you need to know about human rights, all in one place. Download your copy below: