The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights Essay

1290 Words Apr 24th, 2016 6 Pages
Human Rights In Motion
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a declaration that was agreed upon by the United Nations in 1948. Stated in the UDHR is an extensive lists of what is considered to be basic human rights. The right to a fair trial, right to education, and right to privacy are just a few of the 30 listed. Many societies even consider the basic human rights described in the Universal Declaration of Rights to be morally obvious, or self evident. In fact, the basis of the UDHR itself is that these rights are fundamental and applicable to every human being. It is founded on the presumption everyone should agree with it and believe it to be true. In short, it was created on the premise that these rights are universal.
Ideally, human rights would be universal. In an ideal world, everyone would have similar moral beliefs which would be reflected through our laws. However, this is not our reality. In reality, each nation’s moral beliefs and interpretation of the UDHR differs from the next. Furthermore, each nation prioritizes the rights stated in the UDHR differently. Because of these differences, the interpretive nature of the UDHR becomes the declaration’s ultimate flaw. Such a flaw manifests itself through numerous disputes between nations over interpretations of the UDHR, UDHR violations, and the prioritization of certain rights over others. All of which becomes detrimental to groups of people involved. In short, this founding principle of the UDHR creates a…

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