Human Rights Essay

687 WordsFeb 11, 20153 Pages
Human Rights Universal Human Rights There is an array of rights out there in this universe, both citizen rights and human rights. Citizen rights are a set of Legal Rights granted onto a person by a given legal system. Whereas Human Rights are Natural Rights in a system of law that is determined by nature, therefor universal. Human rights are inherent to all human beings, whatever the nationality, gender, religion, or place of residence. Under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which was commissioned in 1946 and drafted over two years by the commission on Human Rights, consisting of thirty articles of which the globe has expressed to be rights that all human beings are inherently entitled. With forty-eight votes in favor of the Universal Declaration, it was adopted by the General Assembly in 1948, shortly after the Second World War. The core principals of human rights first set out in the UDHR, such as interdependence and indivisibility, equality and non-discrimination, and that human rights simultaneously require both rights and obligations from duty government and citizens. The thirty articles under the declaration are to be “assumed self-evident”, since declarations are not legally binding but instead have a political impact. I declare Article 2 under the UDHR become not only universal but enforced in such a manner that the countries under the UDHR are legally responsible to abide by the articles and if found guilty of not complying punishment will be put upon them. Under the UDHR Article 2 states, “Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or

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