Inherent: human rights derive from the humanity of each person.

Universal: all human beings have the same human rights.

Inalienable: human rights cannot be given up.

Indivisible: there are no conflicts between rights and no priorities among rights. There will be situations or occasions where rights must be balanced and prudent decisions taken about how all rights can best be protected and promoted.

Interdependent and Interrelated: the enjoyment and fulfilment of any right depends on the enjoyment and fulfilment of other rights.

Equality and non-discrimination: all individuals are equal as human beings and by virtue of the inherent dignity of each human person.

Participation and inclusion: all people have the right to participate in and access information relating to the decision-making processes that affect their lives and well-being.

Accountability and rule of law: States and other duty-bearers are answerable for the observance of human rights. In this regard, they have to comply with the legal norms and standards enshrined in international human rights instruments.