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human rights

Human rights are rights that are considered to apply to all people no matter who they are, what they own, or where they live - they are rights that are independent of ethnicity and nationality. The notion of univeral rights was first articulated in modern laws in the British Bill of Rights, which in 1689 made illegal a range of oppressive governmental actions in the United Kingdom. During the 18th century, the United States Declaration of Independence and the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen both established certain inalienable rights to their respective citizens. Canada adopted its Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in 1982 with the patriation of the Constitution.

Background

[+] The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights


International Criminal Court?, rights, basic needs, freedoms

Positions


[+] The UN should enforce human rights in all nations and human rights should be declared to exist whether governments agree to them or not.

[+] Human rights are intertwined with political and economic development, and cannot be a pre-requisite for diplomatic or economic relations.

[+] Says who! What constitutes human rights differs from one culture to the next.

sources and resources


Human rights - Wikipedia




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