About Human Rights
What are human rights?
The core principles of human rights are:
Equality: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Everyone is born with and possesses the same rights, regardless of where they live, their gender or race, or their religious, cultural or ethnic background.
Non-discrimination: No one should suffer discrimination on the basis of race, colour, ethnicity, gender, age, language, sexual orientation, religion, political or other opinion, national, social or geographical origin, disability, property, birth or other status as established by human rights standards.
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 wellbeing.
Indivisible and interdependent: Human rights are indivisible and interdependent because all rights – political, civil, social, cultural and economic – are equal in importance and none can be fully enjoyed without the others.The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation has been implementing the Sustainable Artisanal Mining (SAM) Project in Mongolia since 2005, leading the development of artisanal and small-scale mining, organising miners, helping to mitigate economically sustainable, environmentally responsible and human rights-based ASM sector in Mongolia benefitting from and contributing to, global best practice regarding ASM.