State the provisions of the two covenants of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

State the provisions of the two covenants of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Though the covenants reflected the rights contained in the Universal Declaration of Human rights, they both contain the right of all peoples to self-determination and enjoyment of their natural resources through the following provisions:




  • Recognition of the inherent dignity of a human person.
  • Recognition of the ideals of human beings who enjoy civil and political freedom from fear and want.
  • Ensuring enjoyment of political, economic, social and cultural rights.
  • Universal respect for human rights and freedom.
  • Self-determination in terms of political status and pursuit of economic, social and cultural development.
  • These rights were especially campaigned for by the newly independent Third World countries. They are often referred to as solidarity or Third Generation human rights. However, there is no standard classification of human rights.

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