Human Rights Day: Do you know your human rights?

Human Rights Day is marked every year on 10 December.

In 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This document set out, in 30 articles, the rights that it said all human beings are entitled to, regardless of our differences.

This year the theme of Human Rights Day is Youth Standing Up for Human Rights.

We asked some Year 11 students in South Yorkshire to help us explain the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

WATCH: Year 11 students in South Yorkshire explain all 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The document sets out the rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

It is available in more than 500 languages, and according to the UN it is the most translated document in the world.

The UDHR is not a law itself. It is a statement of the world’s commitment to human rights. But many of its articles have been included in the laws of countries around the world.

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