Focus Question 1: What Are Human Rights?

All people are entitled to the same freedom and protections regardless of who they are, where they live or what they believe. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations in 1948 establishes these basic rights, allowing all people the freedom for self-determination and protection from persecution. 


1a: Value Placed on Human Rights

1b: Definitions of Human Rights

1c: Rights and Responsibilities


For the teacher | Human Rights Introduction | 1: What Are Human Rights? | 2: Where Do Human Rights Come From? | 3: How Do We Characterise Human Rights in Australia? | 4: How Do We Preserve and Improve Human Rights? 

Overview of activities:  Focus Question 1Focus Question 2 | Focus Question 3 | Focus Question 4