Human Rights

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Human rights in today’s world have become pivotal to the functioning of our society as a whole, largely due to the increased occurrences which in turn have led to greater awareness and repudiation of the same in the world community. In present times the human rights field encompasses a broad range of civil, political, economic and social rights which shows its all pervasive nature, and the accountability for the violation of these rights by state and non-state actors alike. The scope of human rights in today’s day and age has thus widened considerably as gradually the individual becomes an end in himself and is recognized as being of primordial concern. Human rights law is a subset in the field of human rights. Human rights are what define a society; hence the human rights law takes primacy over all the laws. There is nothing more important than the development of human rights in an evolving society Human rights and criminal law are closely inter - related. My personal interest lies towards human rights as under the criminal law. Today we see all kinds of crimes being committed- state or non-state, say torture of prisoners, child labour, or most importantly human trafficking. The shock it inflicts on society and more importantly, the fear and divide that is created through the violation of these rights is something which alerts us to the pressing need, as future law promulgators, to take a step forward in helping to curb these dehumanizing crimes. The need for effective and sustainable enforcement is undoubtedly necessary, because unless these basic rights are secured, enforcement of our other rights will be insignificant. However, law alone cannot lead to an end to these injustices. The massive disparity that exists between the standard of life some are accustomed to as compared to other individuals plays a huge role in curbing development and at the same time in not deterring these atrocities. Education, training, skill and providing basic facilities in order...
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