The Relationship Between Human Security And Human Rights

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Human security is often used interchangeably with human rights, yet it is the subcategory of human rights that falls into human security. They have a very close relationship but are definitely not the same. Human security draws heavily from the concept of human rights which largely owes its principles to.
In Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHD) by the United Nation it is stated, “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” Human rights are universal. They apply to everyone who is a person regardless of their sex, race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, age and nation. They are fundamentally unalienable, in the sense that they cannot be taken away from the individual at any given time. Karel Vasak
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Chenoy. Both human security and human rights are especially focused on the individual as opposed to the state. The security and well-being of the individual are at the core of all of their practices. A violation of human rights threaten human security, since the individual’s needs are not met then the state’s needs are not met and lastly the international needs are not met. Therefore the violation of human rights becomes a threat to international security. Both concepts are highly interrelated and rely on interdependent components to solve their problems. The ultimate goals of human security and human rights are freedom from fear and freedom from want. They argue for similar multidimensional rights. The more basic definition of human security that Gerd Oberleitner provides “my basic understanding of human security: ‘Human’ means a focus on the individual and ‘security’ means the protection from threats as well as the provision of a safe environment.” Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh and Anuradha M. Chenoy believe that a single violation of one right will undermine the concepts as a

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