Human Rights

Human Rights

by Adam Goodwin | 2014 | Last Updated: January 31, 2014

Background

With the passing of Nelson Mandela (blog post by clicking here), one of the world’s foremost human rights leaders, a reflection and thoughts on human rights within the human nation.

Human Rights

With the progression of globalization around the world, many individuals are becoming more aware of the human right violations occurring around the world.  The world’s media is bringing these stories to the homes and computers of individuals from around the world. This is not to say human rights is new or now more wide-spread.

Genocide

Intentional kill a group of individuals based on their national/ethnic/racial/religious beliefs/values.

This can include killing, harming, and/or threatening.

This is one example of a blatant human right violation. I don’t know any who would argue against this. Then again, I have not met only a needle in a haystack of the number of individuals on the planet.

Principles

There are many reasons human rights violations are wrong.  We need a just and peaceful society.  Every and each individual belonging to the human race has the right to #peace4all.

We must appreciate human life.  Not just that of our own life, the life of our immediate friends and family.  Also the human life of fellow members of the human race.

There is the principle of tolerance and nurturance.  Looking at differences not as weird or even different.  But as necessity to a thriving, progressive society and world that enjoys and wants and needs all persons to be healthy and successful.

Law

The law is stepping up its game when it comes to human rights.

There is the International Criminal Court.  There is The Hague Tribunal.

Organizations

The United Nations, and its Security Council must take action.  Organizations such as NATO must protect each and every human life from human rights violations to the best of their abilities.  This will mean success for these organizations.  Not to safe every life, but to save every life in which they are capable of saving.

Diplomacy

We must have patient and skilful diplomats.  One’s who can prevent further conflict.  Also ones who can manage the relationships and differences.  Show others the similarities and positives to working together.

A Call To Action

What human rights do you taken for granted every day?

Further Reading

Based on your reading of this blog post, you may also be interested in: Nelson Mandela.

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These are one person’s thoughts and opinions.  I welcome and strive to get your feedback and own thoughts. Feel free to comment below or connect with me via social media.

Adam Goodwin is a Canadian working in the United Kingdom, and is a proud shameless idealist. His parents currently work in Cairo, Egypt. He has siblings and distant family in Canada and around the rainbow nation’s only home. Follow his year+ overseas on Twitter (@adam13goodwin) and on this blog.

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