What is Social Protection?

Human Rights

“Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible. Universal human rights are often expressed and guaranteed by law, in the forms of treaties, customary international law, general principles and other sources of international law. International human rights law lays down obligations of Governments to act in certain ways or to refrain from certain acts, in order to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms of individuals or groups.”

Source: OHCHR. n.d. "What are human rights?". Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Website. <https://www.ohchr.org/en/issues/pages/whatarehumanrights.aspx>. Accessed 12 June 2020.