Violation of Human Rights


"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 1 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)
Human rights are "rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled."Proponents of the concept usually assert that all humans are endowed with certain entitlements merely by reason of being human.
Human rights violations occur when any state or non-state actor breaches any part of the UDHR treaty or other international human rights or humanitarian law. Article 39 of the United Nations Charter designates the UN Security Council (or an appointed authority) as the only tribunal that may determine UN human rights violations. Wars of aggression, war crimes and crimes against humanity, including genocide, are breaches of International humanitarian law and represent the most serious of human rights violations.



UNITED - a music video promoting tolerance and peace to young people the world over. The music video, United, was produced for use by educators, law enforcement and youth officials to promote human rights and advocate non-violence amongst young people. Subtitled in 18 languages, its universal message of tolerance and peace has to date reached more than 50 million.



Lyrics:

If U-N-I-T-E-D, the world would be a better place.
As ink pours from pen, pain pours from my heart
Knowing theres kids somewhere that actually starve.
Take the time out, close your eyes and just picture this;
No color, no hate, nemesis, or differences.
TV is filling me with scenes of negativity
But we can control it if we can cooperate willingly,
We came a long way, but we got so much further to go.
Guns kill, but hatred destroys us the most.
And the problem could never be solved you see,
Human Rights, define the word — EQUALITY
If we don't respect and love each other, were just livin' a lie
Because UNITED starts with you and I
You feel me?

Chorus:
U-N-I-T-E-D
A better place this world would be
Were all in this game, can't you see?
Were all a part of this family tree

Chorus repeats

We are born free and equal
Free to walk
And free to talk
Free to dance
Free to jump and free to prance.
Know what I'm sayin'?
Got to keep it together
No matter how bad the weather
It will be alright
Keep it tight
cause we all got our freedom rights
Every day from the night
To the broad daylight
Don't discriminate
Learn to appreciate
So you don't have to imitate
Don't be the one to hate
It's never too late
You got the right to life
Innocent til proven guilty
You can say what you like
You got the right to education
So don't throw it away
Know your human rights
cause it could help you some day

Done by; Tulika, Liyana, Alyssa, Dewi

10A04

3 comments:

A.Quek said...

UNITED:
How realistic is this song in today's context especially?
Much as we would all like to believe that we are born equal, this is not always the case. There are people who are born with a silver spoon and seem to have everything while another person may be born into a family struggling live on a dollar a day. One may be born with muscular dystrophy while his friend even may be born with a talent in basketball. Side by side, such stark contrasts exist and it is not possible to imagine everyone on an equal footing. Are we going to provide each African family with money until they are as rich as their German counterparts? Are we going to pay for the operation of every blind person until they all can drive as well? Is this feasible-no. Reality is cruel as such and the truth, that this world is crazy puzzle of such stark contrasts just somehow fitting in together, is just as bitter.
Varun 10S13

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Hi Varun,
Interesting comments. But if we try to help reduce the no. of blind people in the world by helping to pay for it, or reduce the no. of poor in the world(not until they become rich, but at least have basic necessities, won't that make life better for everyone? After all, 1 less poor person/family means reduced chance of crime/terrorism that could impact society negatively.
Ms Quek