Essay on Human Rights And The Rights

865 Words Oct 5th, 2016 4 Pages
Human rights are the recognition of the equal worth of every human being. These rights preserve the inherent dignity every person is entitled. Human rights cannot be taken, or destroyed by others or oneself. Everyone has equal dignity at all stages of life. They are note susceptible to the notion of change, are transcendentalist, and immune to the forces of degrogration. After the horrors of World War II, the nations of the world came together to preserve these humans rights in writing, through The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UN, 1948). This document laid the foundation for justifying human rights, which in theory should not need justification. The right to life, liberty, security of a person, and to not to be subject to torture are held as undisputed rights. Nevertheless, there are violations to human rights. Using torture in the name of national security is the main reason for a large number of violations. Yet, by definition human rights and dignity must be put above every other agendas, thus torture is alway a wrongful violation of a victim’s human rights
Torture is defined as “ cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment,” and is banned at all times, in all places, including in times of war ("Universal Declaration of Human Rights | United Nations."). No national emergency can ever justify the use of torture. After 9/11 there was a surge of pro-torture rhetoric in the United States, supporters argued that “at the level of moral principle, torture is occasionally more…

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