Is The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights?

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“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 …show more content…

In order to reverse that truth there must be a counterpart working in efforts to justify the right to health care for all individuals. A right to health care is a necessary foundation of a just society especially for those with low resource like income. According to Norman Daniels, PhD, Professor of Ethics and Population Health at Harvard University, "healthcare preserves for people the ability to participate in the political, social, and economic life of society. It sustains them as fully participating citizens." If life is a right then so should the right to preserve it. This right would benefit all the individuals’: women, men, and children. What this right implies is that basic health care should be accessible to all without labels without any problems because they are entitled in need of caring for their life.
The second right that should be considered in an update is the right to safe water. 884 million people do not have access to improved sources of drinking water (United Nations Regional Information Center) , and over 2 million people die every year because of illness caused by lack of safe water (World Health Organization). With the world advancing significantly fast there are issues that arise for example pollution and an increase in poverty. Poverty increases because countries that are underdeveloped simply cannot cope with the fast paced

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