PL 201 Discussion 7 Universal Human Rights

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Universal Human Rights

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Universal Human Rights

Human Rights can be defined as the things that are universally accepted by human beings to practice, or enjoy the benefits for the sake of everyone’s better and harmonious living among the members of the society. According to Sarah Melody a spokesperson of Youth for Human Rights International, there are about thirty basic rights as per the universal declaration of human rights which was started by the United Nations in the year 1948. It was therefore meant to provide a worldwide comprehension of how people should then be treated. Below are then the various basic universal human rights as declared according to Blocker’s “Human Rights” (pp.
413-422).

Humans have the right to life. They ought to live in safety and freedom hence the right to life. However, they are all free and equal. Each individual has different ideas and thoughts and therefore should receive an equal treatment. These rights belong to everyone despite our differences; hence not even a single person should be put into discrimination. Either way, nobody has a right to hurt another person or torture them. All human beings are therefore protected by the law which is made the same for everyone and goes hand in hand with a fair treatment. This can be asserted by ( Andō & United Nations, 2004).

Moreover, no one is to be enslaved. All are under the same rights hence nobody can be made a slave. Since no human being is to be detained unfairly, there is no unreasonable imprisonment or being sent away from one’s country. The right to trial and putting one into trial should be done in public and the person trying them are never be guided by anyone. It should be free and fair to both parties. In addition, one is innocent until proven until proven guilty. When someone is accused of doing wrong, they have a right to show that it is not actually the truth.

Finally, we all have a right to nationality. A sense of belonging to a country is meant for every human being. To have a family, marrying if they want even after separation for both genders is their right. A freedom of movement and the right to go where they feel like or travel as per their wish in a country. A threat of bad treatment in one’s own country gives a right to run away and be safe in another country. Our responsibility will therefore be to protect other people’s rights and our daily duty too as noted by (Glendon, 2001).

In a nutshell, Human rights is a tool and what eradicates violence in streets and homes and having knowledge in this eliminates it too. A nation without a set of laws is difficult to manage because people will do what they want to do whether it is good or bad, making life difficult.

References

Andō, N., & United Nations. (2004). Towards implementing universal human rights: Festschrift for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Human Rights Committee. Leiden: Nijhoff.

Glendon, M. A. (2001). A world made new: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Rights. New York: Random House.

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