Human rights


o. Take the Quiz

I didn’t do very well on the quiz, because I didn’t know my rights. I knew what rights were but not the history of them.

1.What are human rights?

Human rights are the rights you have simply because you are human. Rights are things to which you are entitled or allowed; the way you deserve to be treated.

2.When did human rights start?

Human rights started in 1948. But they started before, after the French revolution.

3. Why were they created?

Human rights were created because people deserved to have minimum rights.

4. How many human rights are there?

There are thirty human rights.

5. Which human right were you not familiar with?

With the article 9:

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

6. Choose one human right and discuss:

Article 4:

No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.

Nowadays I think this article is more or less respected in Spain. Though still not respected in other countries. Like in Africa, we could consider the women that are married as slaves, because they aren’t allowed to do anything, they are forced to stay at home and do the cleaning and cooking. An other example would be the old Greece, where slaves could buy their freedom.

Years ago ago this right wasn’t respected by anyone, rich people were always on the top of poor people because they thought were better. They took advantage from their social position and treated the poor people the way they wanted, it got further till the point in which they ordered them to do things and finally they became slaves. Also back in time we could find some examples of slavery in factories, when children and women were forced to work even if they were sick.

7. Are Humans rights relevant in the world today? why?

In my opinion human rights are relevant in the world today. As I have said before, in some countries slavery still exists. So we really need those basic rights to have a minimum of order in our society, to keep away the uncivilized. Without those rights our society would be very different, with less respect.

To conclude with I think human rights are very important and they should be taken more seriously than they are, not in Spain but in other countries.