Human Rights And The Rights

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Human rights are the rights that belong to each and every single person internationally. These rights have been around since the first civilization in Ancient Greece and has evolved into the rights we have currently. Each group of people has had to fight for these rights that each person supposedly has. Throughout history, group after group is discriminated against even though people fight for equality. Though there are many different categories of human rights, the three types of human rights are the right to equality, marriage, and expression based on the social rights. The first right humans have is the right to be equal to each other. Article 1 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states, “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” Since all human beings are equal to others, all people should have the same power and voice within their society and government. The government has a duty to assure their citizens are all as equal as possible. Before the 1920s, women were not treated fairly with their voices being heard. Women were denied the right to vote and be represented in the government until August, 1920. The right to be equal, also means all people have a fair chance to obtain employment. Therefore, companies do not have the right to fire or not hire employees based on their beliefs or orientation. There has to be a definite reason that an individual was not hired that can be proven. Article 2 of the Declaration of Human Rights says,

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