What are Human Rights?
Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world, from birth until death. They apply regardless of where you are from, what you believe or how you choose to live your life. They can never be taken away, although they can sometimes be restricted – for example if a person breaks the law, or in the interests of national security.
What is the united nationS?
This is the United Nations emblem
The United Nations is an intergovernmental organisation to promote international cooperation and to create and maintain international order.
The organisation was established on the 24th October 1945 after WWII in order to prevent another such conflict.
OHCHR supports the United Nations Human Rightd mechanisms. OHCHR engages with civil society organisations to assist them in promoting and protecting human rights more effectively.
What is the Universal Declaration Of Human Rights (UDHR)
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is an international document that states basic rights and fundamental freedoms to which all human beings are entitled.
UDHR is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948 at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, France.
The Declaration arose directly from the experience of the Second World War and represents the first global expression of what many peoplee believe to be the rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled
The Draft committee created the UDHR this includes
- Thomas Jefferson
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
- John, King of England
This is the UDHRs 30 articles
Advantages of the UDHR:
- Human Rights Standards
- Human Rights and Development
- International Peace and Stability
- Human Rights Education
Disadvantages of the UDHR
- Takes time and money to establish a patent
- People don't follow the UDHR
- People don't understand the UDHR
We have a right to health food clothing and housing
This human right is being denied because:
In Northern Ireland alone, 1 in 18 (5.7%) of all adults in the province said they had experienced homelessness, with 1.4% saying this had happened in the last 5 years.
The last time a global survey was attempted- by the United Nations in 3005- an estimated 100 million people were homeless world wide. As many as 1.6 billion people lacked adequate housing.
This just goes to show that people are not eligible to this right!