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Universal Declaration of Human Rights was a document signed on 10 December 1948, which laid down the standard of rights that should be guaranteed to people all over the world. While it is not a legal document, it provides the necessary moral force required to propel change in the society. It contains several rights and freedoms, most importantly social, economic, political, cultural and civil rights. These are to be translated into law by the governments to end racial, sexual or domicile based discriminations in their country.
a) Social Rights ensure that a citizen can integrate into the society e.g. Right to freedom to reside and work anywhere within the country
b) Economic Rights ensure that a person can acquire assets and monetise them at will e.g. Property rights.
c) Cultural Rights allow citizens to celebrate and proliferate their cultures and diversities e.g. Right to Freedom of Religion
d) Civil Rights include rights based in law and its effect on our lives e.g. equality before law
e) Political Rights are about the participation of an individual in the government e.g. voting rights.
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