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    Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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    10th in 1948, the general assembly adopted a Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This declaration, although not legally binding, created “a common standard of achievement of all people and all nations…to promote respect for those rights and freedoms” (Goodhart, 379). However, many cultures assert that the human rights policies outlined in the declaration undermine cultural beliefs and practices. This assertion makes the search for universal human rights very difficult to achieve. I would like to

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    The basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled, often held to include the right to life and liberty, freedom of thought and expression, and equality before the law. Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, color, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are based on the principle of respect for the individual. Their fundamental assumption

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    Nations Secretary General from 1961 to 1971 spoke on the Declaration of Human Rights: This great and inspiring instrument was born of an increased sense of responsibility by the international community for the promotion and protection of man’s basic rights and freedoms. The world has come to a clear realization of the fact that freedom, justice and world peace can only be assured through the international promotion and protection of these rights and freedoms. The prescient quotation above is a succinct

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    of the formal International Bill of Rights, the concept (and acceptance) of human rights have come a long way. In the long and varied history of the process, it has not only been ‘Western’ individuals that have advocated for a formal adoption of human rights. Gandhi, a young lawyer from India argued for and insisted upon the validation of rights for all human beings. Even so, criticisms surrounding the Bill of Rights have centred around the idea that human rights are a western concept, and one that

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    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is adopted by the UN General Assembly on 10 December 1948. It consists of a preamble and 30 articles, and is a development and concretization of the UN Charter (Morsink 6). The Declaration determines the range of fundamental rights and freedoms of a person, who is subject to universal respect, based on principles of cooperation and promotion. In addition, the Declaration encourages respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms for everyone without distinction

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    Human rights are necessary for our world to continue to operate peacefully. But at one time human rights did not exist. Prior to the Second World War, “as long as governments did not interfere with the rights of neighboring countries, it could abuse its citizens in any way it wanted and never run afoul of international law strictures” (Bedesman, 2006, pp. 97). Like most laws, change only comes when extreme circumstances occur, such as World War 2 with regards to the Nazi’s. It became necessary for

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    anything I want to be. I just had to focus my mind and work my hardest and my dreams or my goals would be achieved. We all want to make something of ourselves and we try to make the right decision in getting to our dreams. So why do some people take advantage of others’ dreams and turn them into nightmares? Human trafficking (sex slaves or prostitution and servitude) in this world is getting in some ways out of hand. It seems that some people have their own option on how things should be; as in

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    the countries where Article Five and Article Thirteen in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights have been violated (see Appendix A): France, Spain and United Kingdom. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights consists of thirty Articles or rights which are believed to belong to every member of society. Moreover, it has been developed in subsequent international treaties and national constitutions ("Universal Declaration of Human Rights"). One of the countries situated off the western coast of continental

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    Article 24 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (see appendix) states that all humans should have the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment. Violations of this such as bonded labour and slavery happen all over the world, even if we seldom see evidence of it. In this section, violations of this right will be explored in three countries in the Americas - Bolivia, Peru, and Brazil. There are approximately

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    collectively recognized that all humans, regardless of their individual status in society—whether it pertains to their race, gender, sexual orientation, or age—are “...equal in dignity ” predicated solely on their existence. This marked a profound shift in how society writ large defined dignity—a transition from a way to denote nobility to a quality of worthiness accessible to all (inherent dignity). This fact is what grounded the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states in its preamble

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