We are all human beings but are we aware of our precious rights? This concept must be dealt as the integral component of our lifestyles, but does everybody believe in this matter? Or do we respect others’ these rights? You may have different ideas and arguments on the answer to this question but let’s start from somewhere. As you all know, it’s a wide subject that should be worked on in detail so I will try to focus on its definition and history in a chronological order. After being informed on the principles of the subject, it will be easier for us to make it improve together.
First of all, let’s describe what human rights are. Here is the definition of the most valuable achievement of our century which is the human rights. The famous phrase of it is: It’s a right which is universal and held by all people. In other words, a human right is a universal right that all people, everywhere ought to have and a right that no one may be deprived of, something which every human being has simply because he is human. Also a human right must satisfy some requirements such as being possessed by all human beings and being possessed equally.
Now it’s time to mention about its history. Although religious, political or economical ideas have adherents in various parts of the world, they represent an idea that has world-wide acceptance and international the above mentioned rights seem to be the world’s first universal ideology. For instance, the horror of Nazi oppression prompted the formation of the United Nations after the Second World War and today joining the United Nations, every government undertakes to promote universal respect for our rights without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion. In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly accepted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which defined the rights that governments have agreed to protect. In the course of history, these rights have gradually become universal constitutional principles. There are some dates which are considered to be the milestones along the path to the universality of human rights. For example, on June 21, 1776 the declaration made by Virginians was the first to be accepted as a constitutional principle by a freely elected parliament. On August 16, 1789 human rights entered into the European constitutional history when the French National Assembly proclaimed the Declaration of Rights of Men and Citizens. Finally on November 9, 1989 the wall of Berlin was demolished.
To sum up, human rights are the integral part of our lives and it requires everyone’s work, support and commitment. As a human being, everybody, from a student to a governor has to do something in order to improve the level of human rights all around the world. Now, it’s your turn. Don’t forget that we are the citizens of the world today and we can make it a better place to live peacefully and happily. Just be tolerant and sensitive, respect and help others.