The price of human rights

AG Saño visual artist activist and survivor of super-typhoon Haiyan from The Philippines holds up an invite to Shell to attend the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines investigation in front of Shell’s annual general meeting in The H

The UDHR (Universal Declaration of Human Rights) was adopted almost seventy years ago - two generations ago as a common standard of achievement for all nations, governments and peoples. How can Human Rights exist when a Master's Degree course costs thousands of dollars and dictates whether or not a person has access to a more lucrative work market? Let's stand up for equality, justice and human dignity. It is the responsibility of the state to provide an environment of peace to all by eradicating violence and extremism. For example, education is the most and primary basic human right, but in Pakistan more than 22 million children are out of school. "The imperialist countries like U.S., Britain and France opposed the call of socialist countries for including rights to labor and rest and social security in the World Declaration of Human Rights, but tried to include the contents of bourgeois human rights documents like the American Declaration of Independence and French Declaration of Human Rights in the World Declaration of Human Rights".

How can Human Rights exist when another of the worst perpetrators of Human Rights outrages, Israel, steals lands and builds colonies on them then gets this act of theft recognized by Big Brother, Trumpland?


The UN commissioner who warned a year ago of "weaponized" populist movements potentially escalating to violence warned today in a Human Rights Day message that rights are now under assault from "terrorists, authoritarian leaders and populists". It basically sets out that the law, as created by Parliament and carried out by the courts, is above everyone, no matter who you are.

"Serious violations of human rights are committed in a widespread and systematic way, with disregard for worldwide law, and they are too often overlooked due to the headline-grabbing missile and nuclear issue", a joint Japan-EU statement read, prior to the resolution's adoption. "It is my hope that this resolution will serve as a signal to countries around the world, including Vietnam and Cambodia, that the United States will continue to stand for the basic rights of all human beings, no matter where they may live". In July 2015, the African Union Assembly declared 2017-2026 as "the Human and People's Rights Decade", and is in the process of adopting its Ten Year Human Rights Action Plan. Kiribati celebrates the day on December 11. Human Rights are a chimera, a dream existing on a pink cloud in cuckoo land, violated at every turn by the very nations which extol their virtues and lie about their existence.

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