Confucianism And Human Rights

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Confucianism is an ideology that can be applied to human rights. The reason behind this thought, is that Confucianism accepts, and provides corrections to many of the same issues that human rights face. Education is one example of a deep concern that human rights activists campaign for, but it is a fundamental component in Confucian thought. Confucius thinkers like Xunzi, Kongzi, and Mengzi are all Confucius thinkers who promote and encourage education for all. Therefore, Confucianism can be applied to human rights rhetoric, it can especially be connected to human rights documents like the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights.
The right to education has been recognized as a human right in a number of international conventions, including the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The right to education is in section 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and found in articles 13 and 14 of the international Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights. Section 26 states that “education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.” Whereas, in articles 13 states that,
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