In a survey about the importance of human rights, 88% of Europeans agreed that human rights are a contributory factor to a just society.
The 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) ensure standards that cover the basic needs of human beings. Admittedly, these principles are conducive to a societal context’s prosperity.
UDHR and the Importance of Human Rights: In a Nutshell
The UDHR is a document that represents humanity’s essentials about the innate worth of individuals without exception. In fact, the pillars of UDHR are fairness; equality; and, of course, freedom to choose. An additional parameter would be that the aforementioned values can be claimed without brutal consequences. In particular, an outline of the UDHR can be in the following 10 bullet points:
- These principles correspond to the establishment of standards that are pertinent to any individual’s basic needs.
- UDHR ensures that personal choices, pertinent to sexual orientation and matrimony, need to be respected.
- It ensures one’s right to fight for dignity, in cases of corruption in the societal context one is in.
- It is an acknowledgment that equal work opportunities contribute to a society’s prosperity.
- Recognizes the significance of education accessibility for everyone, without exception.
- This set of principles foresees the protection of vulnerable groups, from abusive and harassment attitudes.
- Encourages freedom of expression and speech.
- Furthermore, it ensures religion practicing or not practicing.
- It recognized the importance of environmental protection.
- Finally, in instances of human rights violation, it acknowledges government’s responsibility.
Human Rights in Migration Contexts
The agreement of Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) represents the human rights protection of migrants. This is a United Nation’s agreement of 23 points that facilitate migrants’ human rights and relates to the following subjects:
- Migration policies’ formations.
- Migration management.
- Ensuring migrants’ rights related to information.
- Migrants rights related to work and labor.
- Management of cases that are pertinent to migrants’ human rights violation.
- Phenomena of smuggling and trafficking.
- Human rights application, in borders and other pertinent processes.
- Access to basic services, without exception.
- Hate speech phenomena and xenophobia.
- Finally, in cases of collective prohibitions and returns, safety and dignity must be ensured at all times.
In conclusion, the essence of human rights is non-negotiable respect of humanity’s beings, through dignity and equality, regardless of one’s cultural and legal background; and, that is the significance of human rights.
The strategic partnership of easyRights acknowledges the importance of human rights exercise for migrants’ integration. In addition, this H2020 project explores technological applications, as supplementary tools for the the easyRights mission.
Browse easyRights’ official webpage to learn more about this initiative.