Cuba and the United Nations Universal Human Rights Declaration

11 December, 2017, 03:52 | Author: Jason Torres
  • UN Commissioner: Human Rights 'Under Broad Assault from Terrorists, Authoritarian Leaders and Populists'

On the eve of Human Rights Day, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein lamented that the system of values rooted in respect for civil liberties, which promoted development, peace and security after the war, is unraveling in many parts of the globe.

Established by the United Nations in 1948, it was timed to coincide with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The UN commissioner who warned past year of "weaponized" populist movements potentially escalating to violence warned today in a Human Rights Day message that rights are now under assault from "terrorists, authoritarian leaders and populists".

"The DPRK is a country where genuine human rights are firmly protected and successfully put into practice as the working masses' democratic freedom and rights are most thoroughly defended and most brilliantly realized".

The United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948, adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which has been accepted virtually by all countries while they incorporated it into their laws and legal obligations.

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The grouping of the European nations urged Bangladesh to promote and protect the human rights of all, regardless of ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation, disability or socio-economic background. Our Government remains committed to working in closer collaboration with our provincial, territorial, and Indigenous partners in implementing our global human rights obligations and commitments, including the shift towards basing relations with Indigenous peoples on the recognition of Indigenous rights. The report states the USA deceived other nations under the disguise of defending human rights and then "committed innumerable wars of aggression", violating human rights.

He also said, "We must organize and mobilize in defence of human decency, in defence of a better common future..." As the Human Rights Court recognised in a case called von Hannover v Germany in 2005, a person's private life includes his or her physical and psychological integrity.

The last time FPT governments got together to discuss human rights priorities was in 1988. The UDHR empowers us all and we must use it for our rights. It is a celebration of who you are as an individual and a celebration of humanity overall - born free, with equal dignity and rights.

They have crucially given us many privileges and today is a day to celebrate that.

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