Published: Mon, December 11, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Korea claims to be bastion of human rights in white paper

Korea claims to be bastion of human rights in white paper

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) sets out the basic rights every human being in the world is entitled to, regardless of their race, colour, religion, sex, nationality or any other status. Universal human rights are often expressed and guaranteed by law, in the forms of treaties, customary global law, general principles and other sources of worldwide law.

"This much anticipated meeting comes at a key moment, as we celebrate Human Rights Day and reflect on the 35 anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms".

"If we let our commitment to uphold human rights drift - if we turn aside when they are abused - they will slowly shrivel and die".

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Today, the African Union joins the United Nations as it embarks on a year-long campaign in the lead-up to the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 2018.

The award has been conferred every 10th December each from 1993 to commemorate and honor the United Nations International Human Rights Day. Article 6 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognises this, and Article 1 of the Human Rights Convention says states must respect individuals' human rights. "If that happens, the cost in human life and misery will be enormous, and the whole of humanity will pay a heavy price", Zeid warned, urging the world to "organize and mobilize in defense of human decency".

Against a backdrop of police-involved shootings, sexual harassment cases, immigrant arrests, threats to LGBT gains and a surge in hate crimes since the 2016 USA presidential election, a heated debate rages over individual rights in the United States. Also, Twitterati overflowed with Stand up for yourself and stand up for Human Rights to raise voice against any discrimination.

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"For the first time in nearly 30 years, Ministers from across the country will gather to talk about human rights in Canada".

"At the same time, we should be under no illusions: the legacy of the Universal Declaration is facing threats on many fronts". Whether it's about employment, family or something else, human rights ensure we are fairly treated and not undermined by the state. In any state, all citizens should be considered equal and must be given justice. "These actions imperil us all", he said, urging people and leaders everywhere to stand up for all human rights - civil, political, economic, social and cultural - and for the values that underpin hopes for a fairer, safer and better world for all.

How can Human Rights exist when people do not have access to free basic, higher or further education, when the entire process has been allowed to morph into a business?

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