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Human Rights Week

Updated Friday, 2nd December 2016

10 December is Human Rights Day but here at The Open University we'll be exploring progress made in human rights and taking a closer look at various aspects of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights for a week.

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10 December is Human Rights Day but here at The Open University we'll be exploring progress made in human rights and running our own OU Human Rights Week campaign, which is  taking a closer look at various aspects of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

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Each theme is introduced by the poet, Benjamin Zephaniah, who received an Honorary Graduate from the OU in 2004 and is a keen supporter of human rights.

What are human rights?

Human Right to Asylum

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The right to seek asylum is one of the most important obligations in international law and crucial in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. The UK has a long tradition of giving refuge to those escaping persecution. OU Criminology Lecture, Dr Victoria Canning goes to Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre in Bedfordshire to explore the UK's current-day approach to those seeking asylum in the video above.

Relevant qualifications and articles on asylum

Human Right to Freedom of Expression

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Relevant qualifications and articles on freedom of expression

Human Right to Sexual and Gender Identity

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Relevant qualifications and articles on sexual and gender identity

Human Right to Religious Freedom

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Relevant qualifications

Human Right to Development

News and research on development

Human Right to Privacy

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Research on privacy

Human Right to Education

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