This module is designed to help you gain a basic understanding of why you need human rights, what they are, and what it takes to protect them. As you’ll discover, establishing universal human rights is a work in progress.

In this module, you’ll learn about human rights history. You’ll see how abuses of human rights have sparked greater efforts to protect them. You’ll learn about the complexities countries face in transforming human rights goals into human rights realities for themselves and for other states in the world.

In Foundation, you can explore these topics:

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