The Meaning of Human Rights



"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood" (Article 1- UNU Declaration of Human Rights). Human rights are the freedoms, liberty, and rights granted to all humans no matter what crime, country, or origin they have come from. As these rights are foundational and to be followed by all forms of law and jurisdiction. Human rights are universal and affect all individuals of all countries, as they are more than natural rights, but rather human rights. The emergence of the human rights issue can be seen in the 1970's during a period of socialism that started to emerge in various European countries as well as the United States and Latin America. As individuals called out and united with one another to project their demands upon a world that had apparently lost all touch with reality and the treatment that should be showcased when dealing with another human being.

There still are human rights violation issues around the world today. Out of the many issues, discriminations can be an example of an issue that is most talked about. Individuals with different skin color, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientations and many more have been discriminated against the society. Though the famous quote remind us that "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights", the fight against discrimination still remains today. Individuals all over the world are struggling from inequality everyday even at this moment. However, despite the challenges, there continually has been a rejection of discrimination.

As the concept of human rights greatly differentiates in terms of philosophical debate, none the less human rights are granted to all individuals. Furthermore, human rights are often kept a strong part of our society through various organizations that seek to provide rights and equal justice to all individuals. These organizations are known as the United Nations, Human Rights Council, and the Human Rights Committee. These three organizations continue to fight to keep what belongs to humans as a divine right.