Human Rights

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  • Created by: Kirsty
  • Created on: 16-05-11 19:26

HUMAN RIGHTS

THIS IDEA HAS BEEN AROUND FOR AGES.

Human rights are the legal, moral and political rights that ought to apply to every human being on Earth.

They are basic freedoms, such as FREEDOM FROM VIOLENCE AND DISCRIMINATION or entitlements such as to EDUCATION or A FAIR TRIAL.

The idea that people should be entitled to certain basic rights has grown slowly over centuries.

The Magna carla (1215): Signed by king John of England - gave people rights such as the right not to be imprisoned without a fair trial - these rights only applied to rich landowners, not to everyone.

THE AMERICAN DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE (1776): 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.

THE DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MAN (1789):After the king of France was overthrown, the new government decided on some

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Paul Yearley

You spelt Magna Carta wrong :/ ...

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