Explain the Importance of the Human Rights

QUESTION: With reference to the Declaration of Human Rights, explain the importance of the Rights


Importance of the Human Rights

All the Universal Rights are important in their own way, and they should be understood in the historical context. For thousands of years in the history of human civilization and rights till the signing of the Declaration, such rights were not available to very large sections of humanity in different parts of the world. Slavery was prevalent in the Middle East, people were and still continue to be imprisoned without trial. Racial discrimination was practiced against the Black population in the U.S.A., South Africa, and many other countries of the world. Women did not have the right to vote even in some of the
advanced European countries like Switzerland. Bonded labour still prevails in many parts of the world and the workers in socialist states do not have the right to form trade unions or go on strike.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights seeks to remove all political and social inequalities and disabilities. They exercise a kind-pf moral pressure on Governments to reform their laws in accordance with the principles laid down in those documents.


Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Human rights refer to freedoms and rights which should be available to all human beings irrespective of their caste, class, gender, and religion. These rights include the right to life, the right to freedom of speech and expression, the right to equality, the right to education, etc. Read more

The High Courts and Subordinate Courts

The Constitution of India has provided for a High Court for each state. However, there may be one High Court for two states or union territories. This depends on the area and the population of the state or union territory. There are 21 High Courts in India. Delhi is the only union territory that has a High Court of its own. Read more

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