dIrITTO 17 cLIL - Human rights clil - Human RigHts AUDIO Human Rights are the basic rights and freedoms to which all human beings are entitled: civil and political rights, the right to life and liberty, freedom of thought and speech/expression, equality before the law, social, cultural and economic rights, the right to food, to work, and to education. In short, human rights are freedoms established by custom or international agreement that protect the interests of humans and the conduct of governments in every nation. Human rights laws have been defined by international conventions, by treaties and by organisations, particularly the United Nations. These laws prohibit practices such as torture, slavery, summary execution without trial, and arbitrary detention or exile. 1. What are the 8 basic human rights? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 2. Choose the right option. 1. The word violation means: A. a breach of a law or of a code of behaviour. B. breaking a law, rule, agreement, promise, etc. c. all of the above. 2. The word torture means: A. accidentally falling down on the floor. B. purposely causing extreme pain to someone, usually for punishment, persuasion or discrimination. c. none of the above. 3. The word trial means: A. a formal meeting in a law court, at which a judge and jury listen to evidence and decide whether a person is guilty of a crime. B. payment or reward. c. the act of thinking about something carefully. 3. What are some examples of human rights violations?