Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

p/s: I'm simply stating that English is not my first language, so please excuse any grammatical errors.




            The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on the 10th of December, 1948. The declaration took place at the Palais de Chaillot, Paris. The declaration was declared as the result of The World War II and it represents the first global expression of what many people believe to be the rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled. The Universal Declaration begins by recognising that ‘the inherent dignity of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world’. It declares that human rights are universal, to be enjoyed by all people, no matter who they are or where they live.
            People at the time believed that World War II was an inhumane act. Many of the people suffered and more over, many of them were injured or even killed during the war. Seeing this kind of unpleasant event happening, the United Nations General Assembly finally decided to do something to end the cruel war so that the world can be peaceful. So then, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was finally declared. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights includes civil and political rights, like the right to life, liberty, free speech and privacy. It also includes economic, social and cultural rights, like the right to social security, health and education. Also, during the World War II, the Allies stated the Four Freedoms, which are freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from fear, and freedom from want as their basic war aims.
            Because The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is included as one of the most important events that have ever happened, the 10th December is confirmed to be the Human Rights Day or International Human Rights Day. Human Rights Day or International Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on the 10th December every year.

            In my opinion, this event is very important because human rights need to be enforced. All of human beings are supposed to have their own rights, because it’s a form of gift given from God that sticks to them even from the moment they were born. If The Universal Declaration of Human Rights hadn’t been declared, it does not rule out the possibility that the war would still happen these days. That’s why, we should appreciate the effort of those who dared to enforce the Human Rights back then, so that we could live peacefully up till now. Even though in some countries the war is still happening, we can say that most of the countries in the world nowadays are already in peaceful state and they are not involved in any kind of war with the other countries. In order to stop the war from happening permanently, we need to re-affirm that every human being has their own rights and every country in the world needs to re-enforce the law which is related to the human rights.

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