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Human Rights Law

It is extremely important that everyone is aware of the legal treaties that are related to universal human rights.

On 10 December 1948, the General Assembly of United Nations (UN) formulated The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is composed of 30 articles that create a framework for the awareness and protection of fundamental human rights worldwide.

Please click on the link below for reading the whole document:

http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/index.shtml

Additionally, the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) is distributing a lot of material about international humanitarian law, including the Geneva Conventions that protect the human rights of military personnel and civilians during times of war.

To explore the ICRC documents on international humanitarian law click the link below:

http://www.icrc.org/ihl

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