Cyrus Cylinder's Universal Declaration Of Human Rights

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Throughout history societies and cultures have helped to develop and define the current understanding of human rights. The maturing and growth of human rights has helped to progress the widespread wellbeing of billions around the world. Overtime, historical publications have in this process, including the Cyrus Cylinder, the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and the New Zealand Bill of Rights. With the increasing freedom, the examples of abuse and denial of rights have escalated. An example of this is the denial of gay rights. However, many individuals and organisation, such as Barack Obama, who have made efforts to restore, protect and promote those rights, despite their varying levels of success.

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights begins by recognising that the inherent dignity of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world’. The Declaration includes civil and political rights, like the right to life, liberty, free speech and privacy. It also includes economic, social and cultural rights, like the right to social security, health and education. Adding to the rights stated in the Cyrus Cylinder, it helped to establish the rights that each and every human are entitled to. Article one, and the most important one in the Declaration states that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” This is the basis and concrete definition of human rights. The Declaration influenced international law about human rights, and eventually led to the widespread enforcement of the rights. It has helped to develop the critical definition of human …show more content…
An example of one individual, who did such, is Barack Obama. Since coming into power in 2008, the President has committed to fighting for a brighter future and greater equality for the gay community. In 2012 he publicly affirmed his personal support for the legalisation of gay marriage, becoming the first U.S. president to do so. In 2013, Obama summoned full equality for gay Americans. "Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law—for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well." However it was not until 26 June 2015 that gay marriage became legal across America. “Today is a big step in our march toward equality. Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else.” Barack Obama tweeted. Barack Obama is just one of many individuals and organisations that have made efforts to restore, protect and promote gay

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