The Issue Of Human Rights

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Human rights are perhaps the only concept which has remained the focus of many debates in the modern world. The mere thought that all humans across the world irrespective of their culture, religion and race are equal and deserve equality is perhaps the reason why it holds such significance among people. “There is something deeply attractive in the idea that every person anywhere in the world, irrespective of citizenship or territorial legislation, has some basic rights, which others should respect.”(Sen, 2004) It allows each human being the dignity and respect to live and feel as much important in the world as any other. Similarly to authenticate the respect and dignity of every individual Universal Declaration of Human Rights immediately after its preamble declares “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights…” (U.N) The charter was drafted keeping in mind the atrocities that occurred during the second world war. It was a solemn vow that all the nations in the world will ensure such a catastrophe may never occur and that all shall work together to ensure world peace. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights hoped it will carry the idea of human rights in to every corner of the world.(Johnson, 2010) Universal Declaration of Human rights served as the building block on which the frame work for future human rights was to be built upon. With time other international conventions or treaties were formulated. This was done to provide a more solid basis to…

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