The Importance Of The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights

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It is an instinct for people to act when they start to feel some sort of stimulus to their environment. Whether it causes comfort or discomfort, depends on of how the person will act. However, it has become a widespread topic of whether or not there is truly good or true evil. The United Nations proposed the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” based on how their societies view good and evil. Reacting to the UN’s claim the American Anthropological Association provided a counter argument. The UN’s doctrine is based on the history of their countries, and what they are way to help the world have true law and order. The UN believed if all of the worlds had a set list of what acts are moral and immoral, then world peace would take its course, and there would be far less …show more content…
For starters, the AAA believes individuals are created through culture, and to respect an individual means to respect how the individual grew up (The American Anthropological Association). Because the UDHR wants equality but discriminates against different beliefs, the AAA thinks their methods will become faulty from controversy. Next, the UDHR needs to understand that science will not prove what is good and what is evil (The American Anthropological Association). This comes back to cultural relativism stating there is no universal opinion describing people’s experiences to be the exact same as another. Lastly, the third principle changes the UDHR’s methods of having everyone believe in the same cultural norms (The American Anthropological Association). The AAA thinks the UDHR fails to accept the social norms and antisocial norms of each society; therefore, a universal culture can not prosper. How can a man be free if a group dictates how the man should think and act? There is no freedom and justice delivered to a man who has ideals forced upon him by the

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