HUMAN RIGHTS Book Report

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HUMAN RIGHTS

By Gerard Chretien Internat'l Human Rights
Prof:Sommerville 2002

HUMAN RIGHTS
This is a 3 page paper that describes evaluates and recommends the human right aspect of application in real life.
INTRODUCTION:
As laid down by the United Nations there are 30 articles pertaining to the definition of
Human Rights. According to these articles it contains human rights to be considered
innocent until proven guilty, and the right of freedom from discrimination and the right
of free and fair trial.


RESPECT FOR FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS:
Globally speaking the world has faced a lot of human discrimination collectively in the
past year, and this human rights violation is still going on.

"All human beings, whatever their cultural or historical background, suffer when they are
intimidated, imprisoned or tortured. The question of human rights is so fundamentally
important that there should be no difference of views on this. We must therefore insist on
a global consensus not only on the need to respect human rights world wide but more
importantly on the definition of these rights."(1).

The tragedy of September 11 is a major human rights violation, but it doesn't end here.
The repercussions have lead into more human rights degrading. The supposedly guilty
‘terrorists' held in Guatemala Bay are a living proof of serious human rights violation.
With treatment meted out like animals to them they are being kept in cages in open view
all the time. Where is one wonders the U.N. rights article number 11- Right to be
considered innocent until proven Guilty? It is also clearly stated in the U.N. Charters of
War and Crime that all arrests made in a state of war will be treated as Prisoners of War.
And such prisoners have basic fundamental rights which are not being followed on these
prisoners. To date there are innocent Saudis, Pakistani nationals and even French confined
in these cages and whose governments are demanding their release.

Since it is guarded severely in Cuba there are no exclusive pictures and footage to view
for an audience however snaps and eye-witness accounts of Red Cross workers and Human
Rights groups is available.

"We need to think in global terms because the effects of one nation's actions are felt far
beyond its borders. The acceptance of universally binding standards of Human Rights as
laid down in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in the International Covenants
of Human Rights is essential in today's shrinking world. Respect for fundamental human
rights should not remain an ideal to be achieved but a requisite foundation for every
human society. When we demand the rights and freedoms we so cherish we should also be
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