Human Right - Universal, Inherent, Inalienable, Indivisible.

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Human rights are said to be universal, inherent, inalienable, and indivisible. In this paper we will discover what each of those mean including discussions which examine if human rights are in fact universal, inherent, inalienable, and indivisible equally and without prejudice for all of humanity. Human rights are universal since they are said to belong to all humans in every society and should accommodate all persons in the world equally. To consider if human rights are in fact universal, one must considerer a wide range of factors including cultural differences and geographic setting to name a few. Human rights are said to be inherent regardless of their nation, location, language, religion, ethnic origin or any other status. To …show more content…
Human rights values are universal and not culturally specific. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is half a century old, but critics are still asking whether anything in our multicultural, diverse world can be truly universal. The universal declaration of human rights states everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of their rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against them. Defenders of universal human rights need to honestly acknowledge the fact is that there are serious objections to the concept of universal human rights to better validate their position on this topic. All rights and values are defined and limited by cultural perceptions. There is no universal culture; therefore there are no universal human rights. Some have objected that the concept is founded on an individual view of people, whose greatest need is to be free from interference by the state. Non-Western societies often have a communitarian ethic which sees society as more than the sum of its individual members and considers duties to the state to be more important than rights. Global human rights rely on national implementation of internationally recognized human rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted at a time when most Third World countries were still under colonial rule. 'Human

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