The Rights Of Man And Of The Citizen

2592 WordsMar 17, 201511 Pages
In 1938, at the beginning of the second world war, the population of the world was 2.3 billion people. Of those 2.3 billion, 60 million people died. That is 0.2 percent of the population. Of this 0.2 percent, .07 died in the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. That is 220,000 people. Human rights are the rights that every person is born with. During the time of the enlightenment, the terms of human rights were outlined. Since then, laws have been passed detailing the correct treatment of any human and the rights they are entitled to. Both the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, written by the people of France during the French Revolution, and the United Nations’ Declaration of Human Rights describe the rights…show more content…
This directly violates rules that have been put in place to protect the rights of humans and civilians during war. The human rights of the Japanese people were violated when the United States dropped two atomic bomb on their unsuspecting, innocent civilians. The response of the Japanese individuals and their government was limited and the American government did not regret their actions. The actions of the United States government were justified given the violent actions of the Japanese during the war. Human rights are the liberties that all people are born with. They were first written by the representatives of the French people who organized as the National Assembly. They wrote the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. Article One of the declaration was “All men are born free and equal in rights,” (Pison du Galland). When the atomic bomb was dropped on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, various human rights were violated. The second article of the declaration states that the aim of all political association is the preservation of the natural rights of man- these rights are liberty, security, and resistance to oppression. Furthermore, Article 12 states that the security of the rights of man and of citizen requires public military forces (Pison du Galland). The Japanese people were put in harms way therefore their security was violated. The French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen was not as
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