Human Rights ‘the foundation of freedom, justice, and peace in the world’.By the end of the lesson I should;Know some of the statements on the Bill of Human RightsThink about why the Human Rights Bill is necessary.
In 1945, after the horrors of World War II, an international organization was established, the United Nations. It was dedicated to maintaining peace and security and to solving humanitarian problems. So in 1948, they developed a code of conduct for the protection of basic human rights to be used across the world. This was called the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.It is not legally binding, but its content has been incorporated into the laws of many countries and it has become a standard measure of human rights across the world. However, there are still many countries and people who abuse these rights for example;-
The Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp
The Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights were set up to protect people . In the UK they are included as part of our laws. Not all countries do this!!!Shade the articles of the Human Rights bill using 3 different colours to show what they represent UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS. (some might come under more than one so the box can be stripy!)
Which do you think are the most important?Copy out the first five in the order you think they should be. Here are the 30 articles in the order they appear in the Declaration
Right to Equality Freedom from Discrimination Right to Life, Liberty, Personal Security Freedom from Slavery Freedom from Torture and Degrading Treatment Right to Recognition as a Person before the Law Right to Equality before the Law Right to Remedy by Competent Tribunal Freedom from Arbitrary Arrest and Exile Right to Fair Public Hearing Right to be Considered Innocent until Proven Guilty
12 Freedom from Interference with Privacy, Family, Home and Correspondence 13 Right to Free Movement in and out of the Country 14 Right to Asylum in other Countries from Persecution 15Right to a nationality and Freedom to Change Nationality 16 Right to Marriage and Family 17 Right to Own Property 18 Freedom of Belief and Religion 19 Freedom of Opinion and Information 20 Right of Peaceful Assembly and Association 21 Right to Participate in Government and Free Elections 22 Right to Social Security 23 Right to Desirable Work and Join Trade Unions 24 Right to Rest and Leisure 25 Right to Adequate Living Standard 26 Right to Education 27 Right to Participate in the Cultural Life of the Community 28 Right to a Social Order that Articulates this Document 29 Community Duties Essential to Free and Full Development 30 Freedom from State or Personal Interference in the above Rights
Using the information given;Design a leaflet to illustrate the most important articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. You will need to explain: What the Universal Declaration of Human Rights actually is Why it is importantWhy it was set upWhat the articles are. Use pictures to help explain your ideas. Finish for Homework