Violation Of The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights In Syria

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Jake Hughes
Ms. Duguay
English 12
29 April 2016
Syria:

Syria, in western Asia, is currently engaged in a civil war, a war of government versus the people. Peaceful protesters came together to find a new leader for the country and the Syrian security forces attacked and killed many in the group. This attack is a direct violation of Articles 20 and 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and has attracted the scrutiny of many countries. Syria needs to enact both of these Articles in order to stop more bloodshed and the war in their country.
Syria has violated Article 20, which states “ Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.” And “No one may be compelled to belong to an association.”. Opening fire on a group of civilians protesting is not demonstrating freedom. Not only is this action a direct violation of
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If someone were to go into a room full of homosexuals and said something along the lines of, “I wish i could kill all gay people”, that is an obvious violation of Article 12. This kind of statement would put someone in danger. That is not right and should not be tolerated. This is not at all the kind of situation that Syrian protesters were in, therefore the lethal action taken upon them was unjust.
These actions were so cruel, that it motivated several different countries to back the rebels in this war. Each nation that is backing the opposing sides of the war ultimately has ulterior motives for what should be done after the war is over. Some believe that the current Syrian government should be reestablished with just as much power as before. Others believe that the nation needs an entirely new government with significantly less power. Despite these views, it is universally agreed upon that something has to be done about the current

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