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RE: Theos-World human rights

Nov 01, 2001 00:01 AM
by nos

And whats in the Bill of Rights?

|-----Original Message-----
|From: Dennis Kier [] 
|Sent: Thursday, 1 November 2001 9:38 AM
|Subject: Re: Theos-World human rights
|More B.S., I see.
|I see much sue of the phrase "Everyone Should". And I notice 
|that most all of these "goals" are violated by most every 
|nation except the U.S. and those in Europe.
|I don't notice any enforcing mechanism in the document you 
|quoted. Does the U.N. have the armed forces, for instance, to 
|go and enforce these vague goals on, say Iraq, or perhaps China?
|It is all well and good to say that "Everyone Should" do this 
|or that. In the U.S. Consitution, it says the government "May 
|Not". It is a negative document. It prohibits the Officials 
|from doing things, and reserves those rights not specifically 
|given to the government in the document, to the States, or to 
|the people who have the power to give or take these rights 
|from the government.
|What does the United Nations charter specify that governments 
|May Not Do?
|And, of course, just because the document has the phrase 
|anyone must abide by those "goals", as evidenced by the things 
|that are going on in the non U.S. world today, nor does it 
|mean that the document is actually about "Human" rights.
|----- Original Message -----
|From: Katinka Hesselink <>
|To: theos-talk <>
|Sent: Monday, October 29, 2001 4:05 AM
|Subject: Theos-World human rights
|> Seems the subject of human rights has come up. Since the 
|watch-word of 
|> Amnesty is: don't complain of the dark, light a candle, I thought - 
|> I'll find the human rights on the web and share them. Seems 
|a bit more 
|> useful than political bickering.
|> Katinka
|> [found at ]
|> Article 1
|> All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They 
|> are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one 
|> another in a spirit of brotherhood.
|> Article 2
|> Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set
|> forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as 
|> race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, 
|> national or social origin, property, birth or other status.
|> Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of
|> the political, jurisdictional or international status of
|> the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether
|> it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any
|> other limitation of sovereignty.
|> Article 3
|> Everyone has the right to life, liberty and the security of person.
|> Article 4
|> No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and
|> the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.
|> Article 5
|> No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman
|> or degrading treatment or punishment.
|> Article 6
|> Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a
|> person before the law.
|> Article 7
|> All are equal before the law and are entitled without any 
|> discrimination to equal protection against any discrimination in 
|> violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such 
|> discrimination.
|> Article 8
|> Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent 
|> national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted 
|> him by the constitution or by law.
|> Article 9
|> No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
|> Article 10
|> Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair, and public 
|hearing by 
|> an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his 
|> rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.
|> Article 11
|> Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed 
|> innocent until proven guilty according to law in a public trial at 
|> which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.
|> No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account
|> of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal
|> offence, under national or international law, at the time
|> when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be
|> imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the
|> penal offence was committed.
|> Article 12
|> No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with
|> his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his 
|> honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the 
|protection of the 
|> law against such interference or attacks.
|> Article 13
|> Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence 
|within the 
|> borders of each State. Everyone has the right to leave any country, 
|> including his own, and to return to his country.
|> Article 14
|> Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other 
|countries asylum 
|> from persecution. This right may not be invoked in the case of 
|> prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts
|> contrary to the purposes and principles of the United
|> Nations.
|> Article 15
|> Everyone has the right to a nationality.
|> No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor 
|denied the 
|> right to change his nationality.
|> Article 16
|> Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, 
|> nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a 
|> family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during 
|> marriage and at its dissolution. Marriage shall be entered into only 
|> with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.
|> The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of
|> society and is entitled to protection by society and the
|> State.
|> Article 17
|> Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in 
|> with others. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.
|> Article 18
|> Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience
|> and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or 
|> belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in 
|> public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, 
|> practice, worship and observance.
|> Article 19
|> Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and
|> expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without 
|> interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas 
|> through any media and regardless of frontiers.
|> Article 20
|> Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and 
|> association. No one may be compelled to belong to an association.
|> Article 21
|> Everyone has the right to take part in the government of
|> his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.
|> Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in
|> his country.
|> The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority
|> of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and
|> genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal
|> suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent
|> free voting procedures.
|> Article 22
|> Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social 
|security and 
|> is entitled to realization, through national effort and 
|> co-operation and in accordance with the organization and 
|resources of 
|> each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights 
|> for his dignity and the free development of his personality.
|> Article 23
|> Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of
|> employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and
|> to protection against unemployment.
|> Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to
|> equal pay for equal work.
|> Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration 
|> ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human 
|> dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social 
|> protection. Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions 
|> for the protection of his interests.
|> Article 24
|> Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable 
|> limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.
|> Article 25
|> Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for 
|the health 
|> and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, 
|> housing and medical care and necessary social services, and 
|the right 
|> to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, 
|> widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in 
|circumstances beyond 
|> his control.
|> Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and
|> assistance. All children, whether born in or out of
|> wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.
|> Article 26
|> Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be
|> free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary 
|> education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education 
|> shall be made generally available and higher education shall be 
|> equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
|> Education shall be directed to the full development of the
|> human personality and to the strengthening of respect for
|> human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote
|> understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations,
|> racial or religious groups, and shall further the
|> activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of
|> peace.
|> Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education
|> that shall be given to their children.
|> Article 27
|> Everyone has the right freely to participate in the
|> cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in 
|> scientific advancement and its benefits. Everyone has the 
|right to the 
|> protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any 
|> scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is 
|the author.
|> Article 28
|> Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in 
|which the 
|> rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully 
|> realized.
|> Article 29
|> Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the
|> free and full development of his personality is possible.
|> In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall
|> be subject only to such limitations as are determined by
|> law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and 
|respect for 
|> the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just 
|> of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic 
|> society. These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised
|> contrary to the purposes and principles of the United
|> Nations.
|> Article 30
|> Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any 
|> State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to 
|> perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and 
|> freedoms set forth herein.
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