14. The Right to Seek a Safe Place to Live. If we are frightened of being badly treated in our own country, we all have the right to run away to another country to be safe.
Some of these rights seem so basic one wonders why they were required to be stated at all. But 70 years after these rights were agreed to, we still need to be reminded. The Right to Asylum is a basic human right, which bestows upon us the right to be free of persecution. And it requires the signatories of the Declaration of Human Rights to duty to help provide a safe harbor for those that would be persecuted, harmed or killed from the place they are fleeing.