Human rights are universal, inalienable, indivisible, interdependent and interrelated. They are universal because everyone is born with and possesses the same rights, regardless of where they live, their age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race, or any other factor. Inalienable because people’s rights can never be taken away. Indivisible and interdependent because all rights – political, civil, social, cultural and economic – are equal in importance and none can be fully enjoyed without the others. Human Rights are upheld by the rule of law, and states and other duty-bearers are held accountable for protecting these rights.
- See also:
- Flower of Participation,Meaningful Youth Participation