The Importance Of Human Rights

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Unquestionably, human rights correlates around the premise that globally all human beings should be treated equal through standard of equality for all. On the one hand, this is the case for most people, unfortunately on the other hand this is not the case for some people especially for the global Indigenous communities. While there are various national and international treaties and laws to protect the world Indigenous communities, according to Alexandra Xanthaki although there are three systems of International law to protect their rights including United National Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the International Labour Organization Convention Concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries (1989), all three systems provide no effective protection (Xanthaki, A, 2000 pp.344). In addition, Odette Mazel has showed that International laws especially UNDRIP, recognises the needs of Indigenous societies. Still UNDRIP has continued to challenge the capacity of human rights enterprise to cope with radical diversity (Mazel, O. 2009 pp.147). Furthermore, Mazel continues to state that it’s an impossible task to secures Indigenous people right globally has proven impossible, as there are still issues such as the need to define Indigenous people, although the Indigenous communities have constantly denied the need for a formal definition. In contrast, all people in the global community is protected under one universal declaration for their

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