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In 1948, the UN adopted The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was largely a response to the horrors of World War II and a noble attempt to ensure such a dark period in history never be repeated. As such, the declaration represented the universal recognition that basic rights and fundamental freedoms are inherent to all human beings and equally applicable to everyone. This became the foundation for what we today now as human rights law. Human rights lawyers and activists play a fundamental part in making sure nation states and influential organizations uphold and promote such values. So if you want to join the good fight, then here's what you need to know about studying human rights law.