Human Rights Violations Essay
Human rights are rights and liberties that are guaranteed to everyone at birth. On December 10th 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was made for every living human in this world to follow and obey. These rights originated after World War II because they don’t want such inhumanity event to ever occur again. So by the world agreeing to this …show more content…
Another infringement of human rights occurred in Cambodia in the 1970’s. During this time, Pol Pot and the Khemer Rough took control of Cambodia. In the time of his rule, Pol Pot attempted to create an agrarian society. The Khemer Rouge also killed many Cambodians by using forced labor, and drove people from the cities and settled them in the country. Countless families were torn apart and educational and religious practices were forbidden. Numerous bodies were deposited in mass graves called the “killing fields” from 1975 to 1978, between one and three million Cambodians out of a total population of seven million were killed by the Khemer Rouge. This went against Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion”.
In the 1800s and 900s, violations of rights occurred in China. Deng Xiaoping introduced the four Modernizations in the 1970’s, which gave more political freedom to citizens. Although these freedoms were granted, some Chinese wanted more freedom. On June 4, 1989, Chinese students held a peaceful demonstration in the Tiananmen Square for greater personal freedoms. When the students refused to “clear out” tanks rolled through Tiananmen Square, shooting at the heads and chests of