History of Human Rights
Human Rights Day, where the world commemorates the day in which the General Assembly of the UN adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year represents the 70th anniversary of the historic document which outlines the fundamental human rights to which everyone is entitled. In addition to being a milestone for the foundation of modern rights, the declaration is the most translated document in the world – sitting at just over 500 languages. The history of human rights dates back centuries, with the conception often being attributed to the Magna Carta which decreed that everyone (including the king) was subject to law.