Resolving Human Rights Violations

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Dominique Bryden
Ms. Hart
Global II- B
11 March 2014

Human Rights Thematic Essay
History has shown that there has been many examples where people of various regions and nations have been violated on several occasions. In result, efforts by individuals, groups and governments have been made in order to resolve these human rights violations. And although these attempts were positive, the outcome may have not always been successful.

Recorded in history, the Holocaust is among the most conspicuous and analytical violations of human rights. In the Holocaust, Jews were treated poorly and weren’t given an opportunity to voice their opinion under any circumstance. Due to the fact that the Nazis favored no other race but themselves, it made it even worse for the Jews. The Nazis would discriminate against the Jew, abuse them, and use all sorts of violence to keep control of them. And for the simple fact that the Nazis hated democracy, the Jews had no chance at having a say in the government. The Nazis practically violated the Jews’ top three human rights; that everyone should have, regardless, which were the right to life, liberty and property. It eventually came to a point where Jews were nothing to the Nazis, and they cared more if they were dead than alive, because according to them, Jews weren’t worthy of anything.

Another point in history where human rights were violated were the Ukrainians under Joseph Stalin’s communist regime. He was the leader of the Soviet Union and his main goal was to destroy the people of the Ukraine who dared to seek independence from his rule. Stalin treated the Ukrainians horribly. Much like the Nazis with the Jews, Stalin executed the Ukrainians without reason. He set out a 5- year plan that would consist of taking private land away from farmers and moving them to huge government based, collective farms. He wanted full control of the Ukrainians and Russia, and those of who disagreed or resisted were killed with no more...
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