The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights

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1003236982 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states “that human rights are held by all persons equally and universally forever” –hence, they are universal held. This is due to them being the exact same for all human beings anywhere in the world. One cannot acquire human rights because of where they come from, but because they are a member of the human race. Nobody can lose those human rights, nor can they be taken away for whatever the reason may be. Together, we have the right to express ourselves, communicate with other, and have the necessities of life gaining access to a proper education. This paper will be looking at the horrors of the 20th century that affected Western Liberal Society and the emergence of Human rights in…show more content…
The official definition of human rights according to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner is, human rights can be defined as rights inherent to all individuals regardless of nationality, place of residence, sex, religion or any other status. Very briefly after the end of the second world war, The United Nations implemented a catalogue of human rights to educate the international community of what human rights exactly are. It consisted a detailed list of human rights so that the vast majority of the world could use it in their day to day conversations in order to report and recognize abuses when they do occur. There was not a better time to establish the declaration of human rights but immediately after the war. The war consisted a tremendous number of innocent casualties but the worse out of all atrocities was the holocaust where over 5.8 million people lost their lives because of their indifferences to the German Aryan race. This was by far the largest human’s rights offense ever committed in the history of mankind. A brand-new word emerged called “genocide” which the United Nations came up with in response to the atrocities of the Holocaust. Genocide was officially declared a crime by the Prevention and Punishment Convention in 1948. The whole purpose of this was to inform the world that Genocide will
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