Human Rights Within The World

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“Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic”—Oscar Wilde. Everything good in the world has a definitive start that sprouts from inequalities, oppression, and a need for fairness. With this in mind, things such as human rights are dated back to violent history. Nazi Germany arguably sparked an interest in human rights as their “good triumphed through the acts of a selfless few or out of the depths of evil”. Human rights refer to the laws, acts and policies initiated in order to protect vulnerable, oppressed people in the world and allow them to possibly thrive in this world. Although women, sexual minorities, and racialized minorities all play a significant role in the development of human rights—racialized…show more content…
Genocide, under the article II of the 1948 UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, alludes the concept of an eradication of a particular group of people—mainly minority groups—that includes the murder, dealing bodily harm to members of that group, and forcing the group to live under certain conditions. To begin, the First World ware demonstrates a fragile state when violations of human rights occurred during the mass murder of Armenians in 1915-16. During these grim times, the Ottoman empire was shrinking and their opposition to Russia failed—this caused the blame to shift to Armenians who were suspected of “being pro-Russia”. The Armenian intellectuals were forcibly executed, causing many to later be sent off to die in labour camps or on death marches to concentration camps. The tragedy occurred during a time where human rights were not highly regarded and the immense lack of these basic rights caused many to be hurt. Moreover, the one of the most detrimental events to occur was the existence of Nazi Germany and the genocide against Jews during World War II. An evident relationship has been illuminated by Diner who states that the Holocaust is a part of European identity that forges a connection between the tragedy and increased means to protect humanity. International law on these bare necessities humans have rights to indicates how crucial it was to prevent upcoming
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