The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights Essay

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights which was adopted by United Nations General Assembly on December 10th 1945 defines freedom of religion and belief in its article 18 as follows: "Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship, and observance. Freedom to manifest one’s religion or beliefs shall be subject only to such limitations as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society in the interests of public safety, for the protection of public order, health or morals, or the protection of the rights and freedoms of others” (United Nations 2008).

Discrimination in any form is wrong and usually illegal especially at work, school, and in society in general with crimes arising from race, religion and discrimination in general being taken very seriously here in the UK (FindLaw UK n.d). Discrimination because of religion or beliefs can be direct, where someone is mistreated as a direct result of their belief or religion or indirectly; which is when a well-intentioned policy or law makes life harder for one group of people as defined by their religion or belief (Sandberg 2010a).
Treatment that leaves one feeling humiliated or offended as well general hostile behaviour that leaves the victim feeling that their dignity has been or…

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