The Importance Of Human Rights

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In the 20th century, Human rights are a major topic on the arena of the global politics. It has become a criterion to evaluate a state’s power. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nation in 1948 has marked development of human rights (United Nation, 2014). According to the United Nation Human Rights(2014), ‘human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible’. Although the United Nation has given a definition of human rights, it is still vague. Human rights are conceptual, there maybe different interpretations and understanding of this idea.…show more content…
The drastic growth in economy turned China into the world second largest economy. Also, China has become a super power on international arena. Yet, in one area, China has been criticized and stopped her to develop into a ‘real’ super power. That is human rights issue. In fact, China does acknowledge the importance of human rights. Recent year, China has discussed its human rights issue in the international arena. Furthermore, it has participated on human rights issue in Africa, Asian and Latin America countries. Although China has worked on many human rights issues, the understanding of human rights is still different. The Chinese government has a different understanding with the western understanding, where the western understanding is
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