Ten of the rights included in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are the right to trial, the right to a nationality, the right to privacy, the right to peaceful public assembly, the right to own property, the right to education, freedom of expression, freedom from slavery, the right to seek asylum and the right to get married and start a family. The declaration also includes articles that declare that all people are born free with equal rights and that they should be treated equally by the law, notes the United Nations.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was created by the United Nations in 1945, during the aftermath of World War II. It was designed to promote peace and equal rights throughout the world. All 192 members of the United Nations have signed the declaration, which consists of 30 articles.
First and foremost in the declaration are articles declaring that all people have equal rights and that they should be free from discrimination based on race, sex, language, religion, political affiliation, color, status or social standing. All people have the right to life and liberty and must have access to fair trials and be treated equally by the law, notes the United Nations. Articles in the declaration forbid slavery, torture and physical or intellectual property theft. It also makes provisions for worker's rights such as freedom of employment, equal pay, the right to join a union.