The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights Essay

1391 Words Mar 15th, 2016 6 Pages
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 the inhumane treatments they had seen during the war and created articles to prevent them in the future. For example, Article 14 states that “Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution. ” (“The Universal Declaration of Human Rights”). During the Holocaust over 900 Jews were aboard the SS St. Louis seeking refuge from persecution of the Nazis, they went to Cuba, Mexico, and the United States, and were rejected to land in all three places (“Holocaust”). This event during World War II caused the creation of Article 14 to aid in the prevention of another event like this. Article 14 was not the only article created from events in the Holocaust.
Another example is article 17 that states…

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