Universal Declaration of Human Rights

What is the UDHR?

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a historical document drafted in 1948 by Eleanor Roosevelt, and later adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. The proclamation laid out 30 Freedoms that it believed all people should be empowered to live by. In their immediate the articles were inspired by the Four Freedoms agreed upon in the wake of World War II - Freedom from Speech, Freedom from Religion, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear. Though not legally binding in themselves, all freedoms have been elaborated in international treaties, economic transfers, regional human rights instruments, national constitutions, and other laws.


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