The Consequences Of The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states every individual 's inalienable rights, but it is not physically enforced by the United Nations. After the Holocaust, which was one of the most gruesome genocides to date, the United Nations decided that there needed to be a declaration of universal rights that belongs to everyone. Today, many years after the Holocaust, the United Nations still declares the articles in the Universal Human Rights inalienable, yet these rights are still violated to severe degrees all around the world and are not physically enforced. Many articles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are based off of what was seen during the Holocaust. After the Holocaust, the United Nations got together to talk about …show more content…
No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property” (“The Universal Declaration of Human Rights”). During the Holocaust Jews were forced out of their homes and businesses into concentration camps. It can be seen in Markus Zusak’s book The Book Thief when two children are looking at the road of stars which were originally Jewish homes and businesses that had been emptied out by German soldiers(Zusak). Nobody deserves to have their own personal property ripped away from them, they earned those homes and businesses only to have them ripped away by cruel German soldiers. That’s why article 17 was created, to ensure that all humans have access to owning properties and businesses. These articles in the Universal Declaration of Human rights are inalienable, but they haven’t been treated that …show more content…
It started on April sixth when Rwandas president was shot down while in his private plane. On the same day, after the president had been killed, “the Presidential Guard, elements of the Rwandan armed forces and extremist militia set up roadblocks and barricades and began the organized slaughter, starting in the capital Kigali, of nearly one million Rwandans in 100 days time” (“The U. S. and the Genocide in Rwanda”). The United Nations did little to intervene the occurring genocide of millions of Rwandans. At first the United States and the United Nations voted to withdraw from Rwanda, later France and the United Nations Security Council decided to finally intervene and set up humanitarian zones in southwest Rwanda (“The U. S. and the Genocide in Rwanda”). This is not the only neglected genocide since the Holocaust, there have been many

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