The Importance Of Universal Human Rights

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Each country has their own set of human rights, but there is also Universal Human Rights. Universal Human Rights come from the Universal Declaration of Human rights created by the United Nations. These rights protect all humans. Race, gender, class, ethnicity, etc. does not depend on your power to use these rights. It is a countries duty to protect these rights of their citizens. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights consists of a preamble and 30 Articles. The beginning section of the preamble states, “Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and unalienable rights of all members of the human family is the basis of freedom, justice and peace in the universe,” (Preamble, Universal Declaration of Human Rights). People want to like their life freely and equally, and have peace between nations. The Universal declaration of Human Rights protects that want. An article from the declaration that stands out is Article 14, which is about asylum seekers. Article 14 states, “1) Everyone has the right to seek shelter from harassment in another country. 2) This right does not apply in cases where the person has done something against the law that has nothing to do with politics, or when she or he has done something that is against what the United Nations is all about.” (Article 14, Universal Declaration of Human Rights) This means that everyone has the right to go to another country to avoid harassment, but this right can’t be used if the crime was not political
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