Section 1

Human Rights Knowledge

The world of human rights is complex and busy. There are thousands of organizations, hundreds of charters, treaties and laws that promote human rights and guard against abuses to ensure that we live full and free lives. Yet widespread ignorance about human rights persists. Many people do not know what they are, how they came about, why they are there, or how to access them. In Section 1 we use the UN as a guide to explore the world of human rights.