Human Rights.

This gives you the basic understanding of what to include and write about in paper 1 of your English exam :D

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Human Rights.

Human rights are the legal, moral and political rights that ought to apply to every human being on earth. They're basic freedoms such as freedom from violence and discrimination or entitlements, e.g. to education or a fair trial.

1)The Magna Carta (1215) gave people rights like the right not to be imprisoned without a fair trial. However these rights only applied to rich landowners not everybody. 

2)The american declaration of independence (1776) was created when america became independent of British rule. It included the idea that all men are created equal and stated that everyone has the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

3)The declaration of the rights of man (1789) was created when the King of France was overthrown and the new government decided on some new basic rights for everyone. It defined liberty as being able to do whatever does not harm others.

Human rights were defined in 1948 by the united nations:


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