Please read the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” provided in the link here on the United Nations website: http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected.
Part I: Please share with the class the most important human right to you. Why is it so important? Have you ever lived in a country that violated one of your human rights? Have your family members or friends?
Part II: As you begin reading The Bosnia List, please reflect on the human rights of The Trebincevic family. Referencing the 30 rights listed in the UDHR, please describe at least two specific human rights the Trebincevic family loses in the Balkan War. How and why were these rights taken from them?