International Amnesty Day

International Amnesty Day

All people are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience, and must behave with one another in a spirit of brotherhood. -Article 1 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Although it is vital rights for the functioning of democratic societies, it is a tragic irony that if a large number of people are asked to enumerate their rights, they will only respond to freedom of speech and religious beliefs and maybe two more. However, the range of human rights is much greater and includes choices and opportunities such as the freedom to get a job, to pursue a career, to choose a partner, to work and to have a fair, non-threatening, ill-treated and arbitrary redundancy; right of free time, unimpeded movement etc.

At a time when human rights are being circumvented day after day, it is imperative that each of us contribute as much as possible to the dissemination and development of a different culture that seeks to respect the diversity of each individual. Every person must be treated equally with everyone else.

Human rights are reduced when all rights are threatened!! This is why the new EU Directive #GDPR, as well as other regulations, can be facilitated by legislation or community, or national works of order and justice!! Violators and people who do not believe in these principles take advantage of the rights of the whole.

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