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Human Rights Day

Getting started

In order to contextualise students’ experience of watching the films, they ought to familiarise themselves with the Declaration. If you don’t have time to work with the whole document, here are some of the thirty articles that might resonate.

As students read through the articles below, consider situations in the UK or worldwide where these rights are not being respected.

  • Article 4

    No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.

  • Article 5

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

  • Article 13

    (1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.

    (2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.

  • Article 19

    Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

  • Article 23

    (1) Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.

    (2) Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.

  • Article 24

    Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.