The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights And Charter Of The United Nations

937 Words Feb 5th, 2016 4 Pages
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Charter of the United Nations share some similar thoughts but sometimes they conflict with one another. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was written on the 10th of December in 1948. It focuses on how each individual person should be treated. The United Nations Charter, which was created on the 26th of June in 1945, main focus is keeping every country in check. If we look at the purposes of these two documents from afar we will notice that their main goal is to make and keep the world peaceful. Although that may be their purpose, some of the articles conflict with one another. In the paragraphs below I will go into depth on how specific articles contradict with one another. Before I begin, I think it is fair to talk about how these documents are similar. In the United Nations Charter, specifically chapters 6 and 7, the creators kept suggesting that both countries in dispute should settle with one another before the UN involves itself. The creators also suggest that the countries must be proven wrong before jumping to conclusions. This ties perfectly with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Article 11 states that, “Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.” This quote basically states that no one is guilty by accusations. Proof must be provided. At the end of…

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