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Human Rights

Human rights are defined as rights pertaining to the fair, just, and equal treatment of all human beings without prejudice or exclusion from these rights based on nationality, gender, ethnicity, religion, or any other group membership status. The 1948 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights established human rights as interrelated, interdependent, and indivisible. This means that rights including the right to life, equality before the law, and education apply to all people. Human rights are often, but not always, expressed in laws and may also provide special guarantees for certain populations, including children and older persons. While legal frameworks are essential in laying the foundation for the promotion of human rights across the lifespan, psychological attitudes continue to reflect biases and prejudices that ...

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