Human rights are recognised around the world as providing the basic standards required for governments, societies and communities to operate in a respectful and peaceful manner.

Following World War II the international community agreed that basic rights needed to be afforded special protection, and many countries around the world have since included promotion and protection of rights as a fundamental part of government.

Human rights are recognised as the foundation for freedom, justice, peace and respect, and are an essential part of any democratic and inclusive society that respects the rule of law, human dignity and equality.