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Focus Areas: Human Dignity: Consistent Life
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Human Rights

The Missionary Oblates are committed to upholding the dignity of people everywhere. The doctrine of human rights adopted by the United Nations has its antecedents in Catholic Social Teaching.

Human Rights are often defined as the “basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled.” Examples of rights and freedoms which are often thought of as human rights include civil and political rights, such as the right to life and liberty, freedom of expression, and equality before the law; and social, cultural and economic rights, including the right to participate in culture, the right to food, the right to work, and the right to education.

Countries in which Oblates are actively advocating for the protection of basic rights include Bangladesh, DR Congo, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Zimbabwe. We also actively promote respect for human rights and human dignity in our dialogs with corporations.


For a list of all Special Rapporteurs, visit the UN Human Rights Council website 


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