This is part 2 of our multi-part series covering the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We covered articles one through five in the last segment of this series, and we will be covering much more in just a moment!

Remember, the United States of America is a signatory of this declaration, meaning that we have the freedom to enjoy all of these rights. If any of these are broken, the country usually is condemned by the international community, which does not shine positively on our nation.

Regardless, here are a few more to read about…

  • Article 6: This claims that every single individual has the right to be treated as such, meaning that no matter where they are, they must be treated in accordance with the law. One country cannot simply ignore the legal rights of someone who is not a citizen, if they need legal assistance. This can become tricky and complicated, especially in criminal cases.
  • Article 7: Piggybacking off at article 6, this article goes further to state that no one should be discriminated against under the law based on any factors such as race, religion, sex, etc. Discrimination goes against the backbone of the declaration.
  • Article 8: States that if an individual’s fundamental human rights are violated, then they can receive remedy from the national tribunals for this violation.
  • Article 9: Claims that no person shall be “subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.” There is always a political and legal reason for when arrests and exiles happen in one country.
  • Article 10: Just like in the United States, every individual is entitled to have a “fair and public hearing” executed by an independent entity.
  • Article 11: Broken down into two distinct parts, article 11 states that…
    • No one can be assumed guilty until proven so;
    • No one shall be held guilty in a penal office unless proven guilty.

To be continued…