Ideas are bulletproof.

-V for Vendetta-

When we remember the creation 63 years ago of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Human rights are “commonly understood as inalienable fundamental rights to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being.”

The idea of human rights, that is the notion that anyone has a set of inviolable rights simply on grounds of being human regardless of legal status, origin or conviction for crimes, emerges as an idea of Humanism in the Early Modern period and becomes a position in the 18th century Age of Enlightenment.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948 at Palais de Chaillot, Paris. The Declaration arose directly from the experience of the Second World War and represents the first global expression of rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled.

The Declaration consists of 30 articles which have been elaborated in subsequent international treaties, regional human rights instruments, national constitutions and laws. The International Bill of Human Rights consists of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and its two Optional Protocols.

In 1966 the General Assembly adopted the two detailed Covenants, which complete the International Bill of Human Rights; and in 1976, after the Covenants had been ratified by a sufficient number of individual nations, the Bill took on the force of international law.

2011 Philippines

This is a video that I helped made as a presentation for the International Day of Human Rights celebration this year here in the Philippines.

This is the video of the Fight for decent work — workers against contractualization. The focus is still on one of the most noisiest advocates of it, the PALEANS.

The Philippine Airline Employees are still pursuing their fight and camped out. Slowly, people are forgetting about them. I seldom see them on t.v. and newspapers — I can say because I watch the news everyday and I’m one of the youths who actually read the morning paper.

So this presentation, is another call. Let us not forget about them and their fight. WE ARE ALL PALEANS.


Sources:

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

History of Human Rights

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2 thoughts on “Happy 63! [December 10, 1948]

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