Once the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was written and adopted, the rights laid out within it became much more concrete; the need arose to enforce and secure those rights. The activities below will help students understand the challenges and complexities of acting when human rights are violated. Students will reflect on how the articles of the UDHR can and should be enforced, and discuss the logistics of enforcing and securing those human rights promised by the UDHR.
This lesson is part of Facing History and Ourselves' Universal Deceleration of Human Rights collection and part of a series of lessons about the declaration. Use this lesson after students have read the UDHR to facilitate a conversation about the how human rights ought to be defended and secured.