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How the United States Supports Human Rights

Human Rights

A very vital role is assumed by the United States when it comes to supporting as well as developing human rights practices. When the Declaration of Independence was penned, an essential aspect of human rights was highlighted which read “all men were created equal” and this came into being in 1776 when they severed all ties with the British.

 

After the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights were put in place, a new kind of governing was born where the treatment of the country’s people become a standard. This is the reason why US citizen highly value their rights since they identify them as a part of their national pride.

 

Many people from all over the world which mainly include people from colonies came to the US in search of the promised new land where their core beliefs and practices were given the appropriate freedom to exist.

 

However, a solid reason as to how they have such a well established set of human rights laws is because they gave it a lot of time and effort. More importantly, its penning began way before the country’s emancipation from its colonizer — these included freedom of speech laws, the right to assembly and also the freedom to worship any god.

 

This is also backed by Thomas Jefferson’s rise to the presidency because he was one of the most prominent authors of the Declaration of Independence. The full extent of its potential was realized, and this helped establish the country’s extensive range of human rights.

 

The identification of the need for these rights is the reason why they are so popular since our creation is mainly based on a set couple of laws that are not only relevant in a governing sense, but also in ways that help the people. Some of the most fundamental human rights include life, the ability to pursue happiness and even liberty.

 

But not everything was fine during the formation of the American republic since slavery was still in practice for the first 75 years. Even societal racism was at its peak since segregation was still in practice.

 

Even the Native Americans had to face the wrath at the time since most of them were driven away from their homes by the government in favor of increasing industrialization and cities.

Since even during the creation of human rights lapses were normality, one shouldn’t detract from the possibility that human rights haven’t reached the peak of what it really should be. As they, there is room for improvement all the time.

 

Biggest Human Rights Violation And Where They Happened

Violation

Human rights violations have occurred almost throughout the history of mankind, and according to a report that was given by Amnesty International, it was found that a global regression in human rights is being seen.

This is mainly due to the fact that the leaders responsible for this mostly only pushed for more hate and were never taken on accounts for their crimes against humanity. As much as 159 countries have been reported to have shown some or the other sort of human rights violation, and this was all the way back in 2017.

In this article, we look at some of the most active places that have been targeted for human

rights violation.

 

 

1.      Venezuela

It has been widely known that the human rights situation in Venezuela is far from alright since the President of the South American country, Nicolas Maduro has been seen guilty of committing plenty of crimes against humanity.

Without a shred or ounce of doubt, the overall issue which spans from food shortages, weight loss crisis to currency mismanagement and even unemployment. The effects of the crisis do not restrict itself to a small audience either since as much as 75% of Venezuelans are terribly unsettled by this.

A report by Amnesty International also commented on the human rights crisis by saying that it has reached the tipping point.

 

2.      Syria

Everybody is aware of the ongoing civil war that is going on in Syria but what is interesting is that it has begun to spread on a global scale as well. Countries such as Russia who were allied with the government even gave them additional support which resulted in countless civilians being victim to attacks.

A solution to this problem is of pertinent importance to the UN Security Council and also to look for ideas on imposing a ceasefire.

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3.      Russia

Vladimir Putin may be celebrated as a hero at times but what many are infuriated with is how the Russian president rained in on peaceful protestors showing a clear aversion to free speech ideals.

This is mainly due to the presidential election that was due to happen in the upcoming month. The number of protestors that were arrested reached a number that ranged in hundreds and it was also announced by the campaign groups that the ones who got arrested had to go through several beatings, intimidation and even detention sentences.

 

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