Human Rights

The UN just declared a new human right

The world has changed dramatically since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was written. In picture: The United Nations Office at Geneva. Image: Unsplash/Mathias Reding

Joel E. Correia

Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies, University of Florida


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The human right to water is one of the strongest examples of how U.N. resolutions have been used to shape state policy. Image: Unsplash/Xianyu hao

The UN General Assembly agreed to declare the ability to live in "a clean, healthy and sustainable environment" a human right for all. Image: Unsplash/Rupinder Singh

The human rights to water was recognized in 2010. Image: Unsplash/Gyan Shahane

U.N. declarations of human rights are aspirational norms that seek to ensure a more just and equitable world. Image: Joel E. Correia


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