Momodou L Ceesay
Written Assignment 6
REACTION PAPER 5
Define human rights. In your opinion, what are the rights that all should have? How has contemporary feminism altered the debate on human rights? How active should the United States be ensuring that all nations respect the human rights of their citizens?
Human rights are rights that all human beings are entitled to without regard to race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, language or any other status. We are all entitled to these right without discrimination. These rights may be interrelated, interdependent and indivisible. The United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights identifies the rights that all people are entitled to without discrimination. These rights are life, liberty and security of person; freedom from slavery and servitude; freedom from torture, or cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment; equality before the law; not being subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile; freedom of movement and residence; nationality; the right to marriage and to found a family; freedom of thought, conscience and religion; peaceful assembly and association; work, health and education. In my opinion, everyone is entitled to basic human rights. Regardless of what status an individual occupies, all people should have right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. The right to life should entitle us to live a life free from cruelty, injustice and equality. In order to enjoy life, people should have income and food security. The right to life should entitle us to freedom of speech, assembly and religion. Also people should be allowed to live a lifestyle they chose to and marry who they want. Human rights are inalienable. They should not be taken away, except in specific situations and according to the due process. The right to liberty may be restricted if a person is found guilty of a crime by a competent court of law. Justice should not...
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