International Human Rights Essay

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“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”
Unfortunately this statement of the international human rights law stays in theory most of the time. In practise some people see themselves as freer and superior to others and treat people according to this kind of attitude. Therefore, millions of people struggle with discrimination almost in every turn in their daily lives. They fight against discrimination to have a peaceful life, and to do this they form organizations or they attempt to international organization’ specialized human rights offices which are supported by governments, institutions or individuals. In this sense, as a powerful and leading organization United Nations has the biggest role to deal with this issue of discrimination. Starting on human Rights day 2009, and continuing next year 2010 the UN human rights office draws special attention to the discrimination issue. Like all other international organizations which focus on human rights and violence against it, the UN human rights office’s purpose is to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights in the dignity and worth of the human rights without considering people’s race, language, sex, religion or any other features. However, sadly, millions of people get hurt due to their differences of skin colour, sexual orientation, nations, disabilities, gender identity and so on -this list can be varied in the proportion of people’s narrow mindedness. In this essay of mine, I will mainly focus on the discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and international organizations’ role in this subject, especially the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights that works under the United Nations.

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...deos, news, and all other materials. International organizations also work together to implement various public information and related education programmes, and provide other educational activities that intended to fight against homophobia and violence against LGBT members. They also provide support for special procedures to the governments. They support the treaty bodies which engage in human rights and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and they also take the role of being advisor to the states in the process of fight against discrimination and implementations through make the circumstances better. They make governments to comply international human rights treaties. Providing support for both governments and LGBT people to be aired and for recommendations to be developed are also parts of the international organizations functions.

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