The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, came as a reaction to the dreadful damages of the Second World War. This declaration was built according to the fundamentals of equality. It lists us all of our rights, all of our freedoms and how we can express them freely. It was constructed on the basic fact of it being just, equal to all, and right. However, are all articles applicable on all of mankind? Or can some of these be questioned? Generally, all of these articles should be applicable for the majority of humans, but not all of them. There is always an exception to the rule. There is always an outlier that doesn’t follow the rules. Many countries have rejected or not signed this declaration, therefore this declaration …show more content…
People are still fighting and battling to erase these distinctions completely. This is a process every person looking for an equal and just world should follow. Article 5 states that no one shall be subjected to torture or to be cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment. What about those who commit inhuman acts, those who torture other humans for the fun of it, don’t they deserve to
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“Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status”(UDHR). A declaration issued on December 10, 1948 by the United nations national assembly “an expression of the fundamental values which are shared by all members of the international community”( ).Although this may be true the reality that individuals misuse the power they have or are given is very common in our current society. When thinking of the abuse of power we think of someone who abuses their position to get information or to take advantage of a situation, and or to hold the power they have over another person. The misuse of power is a common occurrence in society, which requires victims to overcome it by stepping up or coming together as one to take back the rights we are all given as human beings.
‘Article 14 Discrimination’ (bbc.co.uk). This tells us that no one has a right to discriminate against anyone for any reason including race, colour, religion, sex and many other reasons. ‘Protocol 1 article 1’ (bbc.co.uk). This is a right to your possessions everyone is entitled to their possessions. ‘Protocol 1 Article 2’ (bbc.co.uk) this is a right to an education, no one should be deprived of their education. ‘Protocol 1 Article 3’ (bbc.co.uk). This is the right to vote, everyone has the right to vote with the freedom of their expression.
During the Holocaust, over six million Jews were horribly murdered, starved, burned, and ripped of their humanity and rights as a human. Unfortunately it wasn’t until after the Holocaust when the United Nations came up with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that every single human being has their own rights that should never be violated. From having the right to life and liberty, to no torture, and even being equal to the law without discrimination.
The concept of the universal declaration of human rights is to give everyone equal rights and to take away single incidents or “accidents”. The value of people’s views keep peace and justice in the world. The quote “whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of justice and peace in the world” (UN Commission 1-3). The text also explains how the man is inclined to the right of other men and the ability to provide justice does not require
On a global political stand point there was a uniting of ideas and governments; what we know today as the United Nations (UN). One of the main ideas which the UN has grown up around is ‘The individual possess rights simply by virtue of being Human’ (The Universal Declaration of human rights); which was adopted by the general assembly in 10th December 1948. This statement is reflect in the core principles
“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” as Mark Twain is often reputed to have said explains with much rhetoric that in fact history is not repeated in a sense that the same events happen over and over again, instead events embrace similar themes. The same concept of Mr. Twain’s history comparison can be brought in support of why the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) drafted in 1948 by the UN --an international agreement that dictates basic rights and undeniable freedoms in which all human beings are entitled to-- should be updated. After analyzing the Human Rights Treaty it was concluded that amending the UDHR should be considered because of advancements in the world, in main part due to globalization and
Human Rights.18 This document would contain the rights that every human being was entitled to, politically and cultural
In December of 1948, the United Nations presented the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Nations approved of and followed the declaration to prevent people from suffering across the globe from human rights issues such as civil rights, abuse, human trafficking, political and religious freedom, and child labor. Eleanor Roosevelt was the main support behind the declaration. The rights belonging to humans through God or nature is a founding idea and belief in the U.S. Constitution
World War II’s atrocities and the Four Freedoms and Atlantic Charter sparked calls for a new global order ruled by universal rights for all of humanity. The war crimes trials of German officials showed that the international community would hold individuals accountable for violations of human rights. In 1948, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which declared that all people should have basic rights to freedom of speech and religion, should be free from arbitrary government, and should enjoy social and economic entitlements such as housing, education, healthcare, and an adequate standard of living. Though the document could not be enforced anywhere, its assertion that governments were accountable for the way they treated their citizens became widely
On the 10th of December 1948 just after the Second World War, the Universal Declaration of human rights was drafted. The League of Nations was founded by the allied powers with the main “reason” being to ensure peace on earth after the horrific 6 years of the devastating destruction The League of Nations was then later renamed to what is more commonly known today as The United Nations. The declaration of human rights was drafted in order for all member states to obey the declaration and all its articles. The declaration contains many articles which serve to “protect the rights” of every human being and individuals living on the face of the earth. Article number four stands out for its universal message that vows to protect the freedom
Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.
Like Lenn Goodman, I too believe that there are “universal human rights” to which everyone is entitled. As is evidenced by the paragraphs above, many modern world cultures would agree that there are basic universal human rights that should not be taken away. If this statement is taken to be true, then it is inferred that there are universal human wrongs that should not be allowed. The latter is the reasoning behind the U.N. backing of peace keeping forces in countries that are considered to be intruding on the universal human rights of their citizens. This in and of itself is not proof of these rights, but is evidence of a growing acceptance of moral “intuition” that we all hold and share with others. Although not having any specific argument or reasoning for it, we all have the gut feeling or belief of when something is right or wrong.