Saturday, September 30, 2017

Human Rights are the Foundation of 'Well' Human Relations

The Big Picture

All people everywhere have the same human rights which no one can take away. This is the basis of freedom, justice and peace in the world.  This Declaration affirms the dignity and worth of all people, and the equal rights of
women and men. The rights described here are the common standard for all people
everywhere. Every person and nation is asked to support the understanding and
respect for these rights, and to take steps to make sure that they are recognised and
observed everywhere, for all people.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- Simplified version

Human Needs that We All Share

The following are the fundamentals of 'mental health' and well being.  They are the basic requirements that every human being needs to be able to access in order to feel well, live well and be well.  People around the world have agreed on this. Any 'care' worthy of the name 'healthcare' should be grounded, first and foremost, in this principles:

Article 1 

Everyone is born free and equal in
dignity and with rights.  

Article 2  

You should never be discriminated
against for any reason. Rights belong
to all people, whatever our

Article 3  

Everyone has the rights to life, liberty
and security.  

Article 4  

No‐one shall be held in slavery or

Article 5  

No‐one shall be subjected to torture
or to cruel, inhuman or degrading
treatment or punishment.  

Article 6  

You have the right to be treated as a
person in the eyes of the law.  

Article 7  

You have the right to be treated by the
law in the same way as everyone else.
Everyone has a right to protection  
against violations of their human

Article 8  

If your rights under law are violated,
you have the right to see justice done
in a court or tribunal.  

Article 9  

No‐one shall be subject to arbitrary
arrest, detention or exile.  

Article 10  

You have the right to a fair and public
trial by an independent and impartial

Article 11  

Everyone is to be presumed innocent
until proven guilty in a fair trial. No
one should be charged with a criminal
offence for an act which wasn’t an
offence at the time the act was done.  

Article 12  

No‐one has the right to intrude in your
private life or interfere with your
home and family without good reason.
No‐one has the right to attack your
good name without reason.  

Article 13  

You have the right to freedom of
movement within your country.
Everyone has the right to leave a
country and to return home.  

Article 14  

You have the right to seek and to
enjoy asylum from persecution in
other countries. You may not invoke
this right if fleeing just laws in your
own country.  

Article 15  

You have the right to a nationality.
Article 16  
You have the right to marry and to
raise a family. Men and women have
the same rights when they are married
and when they are separated.  

Article 17  

You have the right to own property
and it cannot randomly be taken away
from you.  

Article 18  

You have the right to freedom of
thought, conscience and religion and
to peacefully express those beliefs in
teaching, practice and worship.  

Article 19  

You have the right to freedom of
opinion and expression.  

Article 20  

You have the right to freedom of
peaceful assembly and association.  

Article 21  

You have the right to take part in the
government of your country.  

Article 22  

As a member of society, you have a
right to social security.  

Article 23  

You have the right to work, to good
working conditions, to equal pay for
equal work and to form and join

Article 24  

You have the right to rest and leisure.  

Article 25  

You have the right to a decent life,
including enough food, clothing,
housing, medical care and social

Article 26  

You have the right to an education.  

Article 27  

No‐one may stop you from
participating in the cultural life of your

Article 28  

You have the right to live in the kind of
world where your rights and freedoms
are respected.  

Article 29  

We all have a responsibility to the
people around us and should protect
their rights and freedoms.  

Article 30  

There is nothing in this declaration
that justifies any person or country
taking away the rights to which we are
all entitled.  

Universal Declaration of Human Rights
-- Simplified Version

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