Story Of Human Rights
December 29, 2009 Leave a comment
And once in Ancient time it was decided that people should have rights too other than Kings and Emperors — which was great; Except not everyone agreed. And it only took a few thousand years of fighting and declarations and more fighting until everyone finally agreed that Human Rights should apply to everyone. And they all lived happily ever after … Except for one little problem: If people have freedom to speak their mind, then why are they suppressed? If people have right to food and shelter, then why 16,000 people are dying of starvation every day — one every five seconds? If people have freedom of speech, why are thousands in prisons for speaking their mind? If people have the right to education, why over a billion at all are unable to read? If slavery has truly been abolished, why are 27 million people still enslave today? Why unjust is prevailing and innocents are held in prisons and tortured and wars are happening?
On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Do you think everyone really lived happily ever after that? Do you think every state in the world respect the charter of Human Rights passed by UN? There are 30 articles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights charter and each article is followed by the strict Human Rights but essence of the matter is that none of the article is in full functioning — none of the article is honored under Human Rights; none of the state in the world abide by the law.
For instance, the article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that no one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Article 16 states that marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.
Article 18, which I believe is quite controversial with respect to the uncalled for religious controversies, states that everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
So what it’s that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are documented and why it’s documented? Because the Godfathers of Democracy and Justice and the custodian of God-knows-what religion are clothed with authority and omnipotence and under that breaching these sets of rules which are determined to be followed by the world — the primary legislation is dismantled all over the world. There’s an old idiom: When old cock crows, the young cock learns. In the hour of need when Godfathers of Democracy and Justice need to show some mercy on the Human Rights charter, they’re more busy in proving themselves superior akin to Napoleon and Hitler or perhaps God in regards with the attitude of superiority.
The fact is, when the Universal Declaration was signed, it didn’t have the ‘force of law’. It was just signed then — the force of law was merely optional. And despite many more documents, conventions, treaties and laws — the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is still a little more than worth on a piece of page.
PS: Inspired from a brief documentary entitled “Story Of Human Rights”.