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What is Human Rights Day?
Transcript of What is Human Rights Day?
Common Human Rights
Abuse of Human Rights
What are Human Rights?
In 1989 legal changes made sure that there was a ban on discrimination towards the community in the UK. However, there is still work to be done when it comes to making sure their rights are respected.
The Democratic Republic of Congo harm civilians as a way to silence disagreements through threats, violence and random arrests. This goes against article 10 if the UDHR which states that if we are put on trial it should be in public.
The armed conflict in Syria has led to a humanitarian crisis and the government have attacked densely populated areas killing many innocent civilians. Non-state groups opposing the government have also attacked civilians, used children as soldiers and have kidnapped and tortured countless amounts of people.
North Korea's government is inhumane and they punish people excessively for petty reasons. The living standards are so poor that people resort to cannibalism and 40% of prisoners die from malnutrition.
A right which is believed to belong to every person
Religious freedom restoration acts stop governments from discriminating against people practising their religion. However the bill isn't an absolute right.
Importance of Human Rigths
Human rights are important in the relationships that exist between people and their government. The government has power over its people, thankfully, this is limited due to the existence of human rights.
It's important to be grateful for human rights because in other countries they may be denied. So every year on 10th December we remember that we can change people's lives by respecting their human rights.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is an international document that states all the basic rights that are available to all human beings. They were chosen on 10th December 1948.
Article 1. We are all equal Article 2. Don't discriminate
Article 3. The right to life Article 6. Rights entitlement
Article 7. We are all protected by the law
Article 13. Freedom to move Article 14. The right to asylum
Article 28. A free and fair world
Article 30. Nobody can take away these rights and freedoms from us
Human Rights Day