Human Rights in History

1779 WordsFeb 26, 20187 Pages
Not only has it taken several years for human rights to be a legitimate international concern throughout the world, it is yet to be settled. They are still under development and require a range of actions before human rights are fully enforced. But what are human rights? Human rights could be defined in various number of statements. It could be people gifted with a set of rights and protections because they are human. Or simply, a right which belongs to every individual. With a number of major treaties governing the issue of human rights you would think that these rights would be already established, sadly there is still much more to be done before there is a universal set of human rights, governing and ensuring the equal treatment of every individual. After addressing numerous issues and injustices, and the events of the Second World War and the Holocaust, we begin to see a movement. This point created a permanent place for human rights on international agendas. and the human rights regime had began to push forward. Despite this movement forward there are still a vast range of barriers creating a hurdle for the achievement of universal human rights. These barriers can be broken into three categories, Cultural objectives, Religious objectives, and Economic objectives. Firstly, we shall dive into cultural objectives and the barriers they create from human rights being recognised as truly universal. Secondly, there are various religious objectives which create lesser number of
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