The rule of law presents a path for nations to create a just and humane world. Our resources on human rights examine international systems of justice developed in response to mass violence, past and present. These emcompass struggles around racism, religious intolerance, national origin, gender and sexuality, and sexual expression.
In this audio recording, an actor reads President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s January 6, 1941 address to the nation, featured in the resource book "Fundamental Freedoms: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights." In the speech, Roosevelt presents a vision of a new world order founded on four essential freedoms: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.
Who can be a citizen? Many countries recognize birthright citizenship, meaning that anyone born within a country's territory is automatically a citizen, even if the parents are not citizens. See full-sized image for analysis.