Human Rights Essay

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Human rights are rights that can be claimed by all human beings, no matter what nationality, place of residence, national or ethnic background, gender, colour of their skin, religion and beliefs or any other statues. All humans are equally entitled to human rights without any discrimination. The human rights that are listed in the UN Declaration of Human Rights were created so that humans could live harmoniously and peacefully with each other by promoting and protecting them through their rights.

a) The United Nations has a number of international treaties that deal with different types of human rights issues. A treaty, as defined by the 1969 Vienna Convention, "an international agreement concluded between States in written form and governed by international law, whether embodied in a single instrument or in two or more related instruments and whatever its particular designation". The definition of a treaty is extended in the 1986 Vienna Conventions to include international agreements involving international organizations as parties. UNICEF is the official UN international treaty that deals with the child soldiers issue. Since mid-1980, UNICEF began advocating and securing the release of children from armed forces and other combatant groups.
The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of a Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict entered into force in 2002. It states that it is against the law for children under the age of 18 to be involved in hostilities. In a previous convention and the 1949 Geneva Conventions and their 1977 Additional Protocol, the minimum age to be involved in hostilities was 15 years old. Not only that, the Option...

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...on about the issue has been given and encouraged people to join the movement to stop Kony and end the issue. Groups of people joined organizations to rally or camp out in certain places to seek attention of politicians and celebrities who made big influences on the world. The more donations that came in, the more rehabilitation camps, facilities and supplies were bought in to save children from being captured and save those who were already captured. By targeting the attention of politicians, who in the video were called “policy makers”, has “the power to keep US government officials in Africa in order to work toward the capture of Joseph Kony. Although until today they still have not captured Kony, they have made a difference in saving children’s lives and helping former child soldiers to go back to being a normal human being and going back to their communities.

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