Among the first accomplishments of the United Nations was adoption of a document defining the fundamental human rights standards to which all member nations are expected to adhere. Rights belong to individuals, not to groups, collectives, ethnicities, religions, cultures or nations.
In 1976 the UDHR was enshrined as international law, along with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, within the International Bill of Human Rights.
In their treatment of both the non-Jewish citizens within Israel and the residents of occupied Palestine, Israel has flagrantly violated over half these standards on a regular basis, protected from international sanctions only by U.S. vetoes in the UN Security Council. The articles violated are listed below. The nature of the violations are well-known and well-established in the public historical record, described on this website and elsewhere.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights...Following this historic act the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and "to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories."
Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.
(1) Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.
(1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.
(2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.
(1) Everyone has the right to a nationality.
(1) Everyone has the right to own property.
(2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.
(2) Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in his country.
(1) Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.
(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family.
Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized.