Human Rights

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Human rights are commonly understood as the inalienable rights to which a person is entitled merely for being human. They are built on underlying principles of universality, equality and non-discrimination, and are enshrined in treaties, rules of customary international law, national laws and other standards that define them and help to guarantee their full enjoyment. Human rights apply to all individuals, including forcibly displaced and stateless persons.

Legal Instruments

Treaties and Declarations 


Core Treaties 

Regional Treaties 

Policy Documents

UNHCR and Human Rights 

Note on International Protection