My Personal Statement on Human Rights


There are currently 192 United Nations member states, who have adopted the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” (UDHR). Therefore, human rights are not only ethical principles or logical derivations, but also parts of international and national law (Clapham 2007). Why are human rights important enough to have become approved as laws? I think human rights are important because they are the minimum set of rights needed to enjoy human life, property and culture as free human beings (UN 1948). They make a common basis for assuring human freedom all over the world. Human rights have been created as a first step to ensure equality, freedom and peace in the world (UN 1948). Currently, the value of human rights has become so difficult to understand that we can only recognize their existence when they are violated. Therefore, to increase the value of human rights, we need not only to have laws…

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By African Rainbow Family

African Rainbow Family is a grassroots registered Charity (Reg Number: 1185902) that supports LGBTIQ people of African heritage including refugees, LGBTIQ people seeking asylum and the wider BAME in the UK. Responding especially, in the wake of the growing toxic anti-gay persecutions they face for their sexual orientation and gender identity.

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