Human rights are something that concerns us all. Do you know your rights? Find out by taking our quiz!
What are human rights?
The modern idea of universal human rights became central during the Enlightenment. Although they are considered universal, they are not universally guaranteed. Many states violate human rights, and even though a country has historically protected human rights does not mean it will be that way forever. Human rights must be protected continually.
Who enforces human rights?
In the preamble to the declaration it states: Now, Therefore THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, [...] secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction."
What does The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights)
When was the declaration ratified?
Which rights can you NOT find in the declaration?
You can be convicted of giving false statements in many countries.
Which law can we find in the Norwegian law of 1687, the Norwegian constitution of 1814, AND today's constitution?
When was slavery outlawed in Norway?
Denmark-Norway made slavery illegal in 1792 (in effect from 1803). Slavery in Danish colonies was legal until 1848.
Which of these rights are NOT in the declaration as it was written in 1948?
During the World Summit on the Information Society in 2003 the declaration was reaffirmed the freedom of expression in today's "information society".
Is the declaration enforced in Norway
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