The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a document that was written by the United Nations in 1948 spelling out the rights that each human should be entitled to. The declaration initially describes general human rights in the preamble then describes in each specific right in thirty additional articles. After reading the universal declaration, I found that the central points are described in the preamble and throughout the various articles. The declaration addresses points such as the right to happiness, unjust persecution, torturing or enslavement, the right to nationality, social security and the right to take part in government. The declaration also states that everyone should be given equal rights. The declaration was designed to outline rights and I believe all thirty articles are reasonable. However, in my opinion, I feel that not all are effectively enforced in today’s world. For example, Article #5 “No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment.” Although this is a reasonable right that humans should expect, it is not always followed. An example could be the Guantanamo Bay prison or Abu Ghraib. I am not an expert on these situations, nor have I first hand experience regarding what is truly going on in these situations, but I feel there that may be unethical acts going on there according to available media coverage.
Another article that is not followed as it was originally intended is Article #12 "No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honor and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks." This right may have been true in 1948, however, I think that it is outdated and does not take into account today's technology or national security issues. Social media and the Internet has transformed the way that information is transferred and likely has...
A right that is believed to belong justifiably to every person. Humanrights are commonly understood as "inalienable fundamental rights to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being. Humanrights are thus conceived as universal (applicable everywhere) and egalitarian (the same for everyone). These rights may exist as natural rights or as legal rights, in both national andinternational law.
What are humanrights?
Humanrights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our humanrights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.
Universalhumanrights are often expressed and guaranteed by law, in the forms of treaties, customary international law, general principles and other sources of international law. International humanrights law lays down obligations of Governments to act in certain ways or to refrain from certain acts, in order to...
...The aim of this essay is to discuss the development of humanrights legislation and whether the HumanRights Act has helped to protect the rights of British citizens.
The general aim of this essay is to;
1) To follow the development of humanrights legislation, from the end of World War 2, to the present day.
2) And how the HumanRights Act 1998, has affected the lives of British Citizens, for example recently a law allowing terror suspects to be detained for up to 90 days without charge, but this was dropped as it was deemed to breach the rights of those being detained for such a long period of time.
After World War 2, appalled by the atrocities committed during the war, The United Nations adopted the universalDeclaration of Rights in 1948. Although not legally binding, it urged member countries to promote certain rights contained within the declaration. The UniversalDeclaration was the first ever international, legal attempt to limit the behaviour of countries.
The UniversalDeclaration of HumanRights contains 30 articles. But the most important of these are articles are considered to be the following;
o The right to life, liberty, property and...
...The HumanRights Act 2000
The HumanRights Act is a protective Bill of Rights. It started life at the end of the Second World War to prevent further atrocities against humanity, from happening. The Convention was drawn up by the Council of Europe to promote peace, equality and basic humanrights, and it has evolved over the years.
The humanrights contained in British law are based within the “rights and freedoms” of the European Convention of HumanRights and these include:
The right to life, which includes protection and investigation of all suspicious deaths.
Freedom from degrading, inhuman treatment or punishment and torture, regardless of the situation.
Protection from slavery and forced labour.
The right to liberty and freedom, unless you have committed a crime and are a danger to yourself or others.
The right to a fair and public trial. Here, you are innocent until proved guilty, will receive no punishment without law and have the right to hear evidence against you.
The right to respect the privacy of private life, home life, family life, correspondence. Here, this right may protect you from stalkers, the Media, fans.
The freedom to think, worship and believe what you want without repercussions...
History 2011: Section 104
The Cairo Declaration and HumanRights
In 1990, the Cairo Declaration on HumanRights in Islam was established in order to create humanrights laws in the nation of Islam. The Cairo Declaration states all the basic humanrights that people of Islam had, but the problem with the document is it restricts those same humanrights by stating in article 24, “All the rights and freedoms stipulated in this Declaration are subject to the Islamic Shari'ah.” If the Shari’ah has a contradictory statement to what is in the Cairo Declaration, the humanrights of any individual may be restricted, because the Shari’ah has more control over the rights of individuals in Islam. The Cairo Declaration is differs from the UniversalDeclaration of HumanRights, because it still restricts individual’s freedoms, unlike the Declaration of HumanRights which enables humanrights. The existence of the Cairo Declaration suggests there was a weakness in the international humanrights movement in the 1980’s...
Your presenter today:
Major Attila Kulcsár
Hungarian National Police Human Resource Management Service Education Management and Training Departmert
UNTAC Cambodia 1992-93 MINURSO West-sahara 1995-96 UNMIBH BIH RS 1997-98 UNMIBH BIH FED 1999-00 EUPOL Proxima MK 2004-05 OSCE Mission to Skopje 2008-12
What is the first word that comes up your mind in connection withHUMANRIGHTS?
HUMANRIGHTS are the rights that all people have by virtue of being human beings. HUMANRIGHTS are derived from the inherent dignity of the human being and are defined internationally, nationally and locally by various law making bodies.
HUMANRIGHTS is defined as the supreme,
inherent, and inalienable rights to life, to dignity, and to self-development. It is concerned with issues in both areas of civil and political rights and economic, social and cultural rights founded on internationally accepted humanrights obligations
HUMANRIGHTSRIGHTS – moral power to hold (rights to life, nationality, own property, rest and leisure), to do (rights to marry,...
...its lofty goals, it has contributed to the almost universal view that torture is an unacceptable practice.
The aim of this essay is to critically analyse how the Committee against Torture and the HumanRight Committee have both generated a rich jurisprudence on the extent of state obligations related to the prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment beyond the traditional view of or preventing the use of torture in interrogations.
Torture has received so many international recognition due to its wide use in the Second World War. Torture is clarly defined in section 1 (1) of the Convention against Torture as ‘…any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession’. Other explanation of torture is that it ‘…is intended to humiliate, offend and degrade a human being and turn him or her into a thing’.1
There is a wide record of the use of torture since the history of mankind. For example, in the Roman law, it was customary to apply torture as a way of uncovering the commission of a crime.2 Also, there were reports of torture being permitted in situations where a confession was needed for a punishment in Japanese and Chinese criminal code.3. Also, the United Nations in its Special Rapporteur on torture in 1987 to the United Nations...
...Humanrights and the violation of humanrights in india
HumanRights in India
Humanrights and the violation of humanrights is an important area of concern in India. This essay will talk about some of the humanrights that are being violated in India, the reasons they are violated, and how the problem can be stopped.Humanrights should be defined first, they are as follows:
It enshrines the right of every human being to: `life, liberty and security of person'; freedom from slavery; torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment; and arbitrary detention; equality before the law; and a fair trial; freedom of movement; nationality; the protection of the family; the ownership of property; freedom of thought, conscience and religion; participation in the government of his country; social security; work with just remuneration and the right to form or join a union; an adequate standard of living; and education. The Declaration ends by affirming the individual's duties to the community, and in the same spirit, states that `Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realised'. (Chiriyankandath et al., 1993)...
...International laws are there to protect the people, but still many countries get away with ignoring people’s rights and to the eye it looks like they suffer no consequences. International laws put into place by treaty, also legally binding, were in order to address injustices to the people. (The Foundation. N.D.) Protecting humanrights throughout the world is a humane effort. Many governments oppress its people, murder, and leave their people starving while those in power live a better life. Protecting the basic humanrights of the individuals is an international moral duty. Everyone should see it as such and step in when they are needed and protect the people, as well the same should be done for them.
Humanrights laws were first brought out in 1948, after the Second World War. It was meant to keep things that had happened then from happening again. The Holocaust was the persecutions and murder of approximately six million Jewish people. (Holocaust Memorial N.D.) POW (prisoner of war) camps where German soldiers were captured by the Russians and murdered over years, Even Japanese war camps captured soldiers and they were tortured. Battles or even ransacking of cities took place over the War, and people were raped, murdered, and tortured. The things that were done to the people were so outrageous and unthinkable; they started The Universal...