Ethics2 - Michael Coover May 9, 2007 PHIL 315 Human Rights...

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Michael Coover May 9, 2007 PHIL 315 Human Rights Human rights is a moderately new expression which has come into everyday jargon after World War II, the founding of the United Nations in 1945, and the acceptance by the United Nations General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. The preamble of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights basically states that human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech, belief, and freedom from fear and personal choice. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and in rights. The Declaration of H.R also states that everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms proclaimed in the declaration without distinction of any sort such as race, color, gender, language, religion, birth or other status. Everyone is capable with reason and ethics and should perform towards one another in a character of brotherhood. Men and women of full age have the right to marry and create a family. Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others. All people have the right to take part in the government of that country in which they uphold citizenship. Furthermore, all humans have the right to work, choice of employment, equal pay for equal work, and protection against unemployment. The Declaration of H.R continues to proclaim that all humans have the right to education and it shall be free in the elementary and primary period. (Britannica) In the Rome Statute article, the foundation for an International Criminal Court is to be established. It will be a permanent organization which will have the power to exercise its authority over people with the most serious crimes of international concern. The Court will have jurisdiction in agreement with respect to the crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and crimes of aggression. The article states a person will not be criminally responsible if
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course PHIL 315 taught by Professor Lippincott during the Spring '08 term at Drexel.

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Ethics2 - Michael Coover May 9, 2007 PHIL 315 Human Rights...

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