My Human Rights

Bad African Cultures, Human Rights Campaign The problem with most people in Africa is that they are not aware of certain rights they have as a human. This is because of poor education and in some cases the cultural background still hinder their awareness of human rights.

Examples of Human Rights Voilation:

Poor 'human right awareness' has led many innocent people to suffer unnecessarily, even to death when they should have gotten help. ......This poor widow who is losing everything she has just because her husband is no longer there to protect her or who is being forced to perform all kinds of abusive rights, does she have any choice? Is there any remedy for her? ......

......This young girl who is being forced against her wish tomarry a man she doesn't love or who is being forced to sit in the family house, not to marry because culture says so. Can she get help? .......

......What about this poor guy who is been ill-treated, going through all psychological traumas, the oppressor hiding under culture. What is the way out for him or should he continue to remain suffering? ......

......What about the Hunchbacks, albinos who are going into hiding so that people will not kill them to use their blood, body parts for rich or good-luck potion?.....

This brings us to the question of Human Rights. What right do I have as a living human being, man or woman, young or old? Human right the fundamental rights that a person is entitled to simply by existing as a human being. It is applicable all over the world and the same for everyone. These rights may exist as natural rights or as legal rights, in both national and international law.

Forms Of Human Rights:

The Right To Life: This describes the belief that a human being has an essential right to live, particularly that a human being has the right not to be killed by another human being. The concept of a right to life is central to debates on the issues of euthanasia, capital punishment, abortion, self-defence and war, etc.

The Right To Know: You have a right to know. The Data Protection Act (DPA) section deals with your rights to access and to correct personal information held about you by both private and public bodies. This may be about your health or education records, or correcting information about you held by credit reference agencies.

Rights Not To Be Discriminated Against: It is unlawful to discriminate against someone. Discrimination means treating someone worse than other people because of who they are. It's against the law to discriminate against you because of religion or belief. Discrimination isn't always easy to spot and can be very subtle. Sometimes a trader is discriminating by having policies which have a worse effect on some people than others, often without you realising it.

Right of Advocacy: You have the right to have an advocate present who can support you in situations where you need to make your wishes heard, for example, during an Assessment of your Care Needs or a complaints hearing. 'Independent Advocacy' is a way to help people have a stronger voice and to have as much control as possible over their own lives. An independent advocate can help a person they are supporting to gather information and think through their options and enable them to make their own informed choices.

Nobody Has The Right To Harm You: You have the right to be protected from harm. Physical harm; Psychological harm; financial harm; Sexual harm or Neglect.

Other Forms Of Human Rights:

Some other forms of human rights, among many are:
1) The right not to be treated in an inhuman or degrading way.
2) The right to respect for private and family life, home and correspondence
3) The right to belong to a country.
4) The right to take part in politics.
5) The right to go to school.
6) The right to live in freedom and safety.
7) The right to a private life.
8) The right to have opinions, to speak and share them with other people.
9) The right to be treated equally by the law.
10) The right to follow the religion you want to.
11) No-one has the right to treat you as his or her slave.
12) The right to get married and have a family.
13) The right to move around around in your own country, to leave and to return       to your country if you want.
14) The right to work.
15) Your rights must be unaffected by your race, colour, sex, language, religion,       opinions, what you own, where you are from, where you were born or where       you live.
16) The right to be respected and respect to others.
17) If someone hurts you, you have the right to go to another country for       protection (seek asylum).
18) The right to be considered innocent until proved guilty, if you are accused of       a crime,
19) Nobody has the right to punish you or put you in prison without a good       reason.
20) Nobody has the right to take your things from you without a good reason.
21) No-one has the right to take away your rights.

The complete 30 Articles (human rights) of the United Nations Human Rights Acts can be read on the Website of the International Human Rights Organisation.

What To Do When Your Right Is Violated:

If any of these rights and freedoms is breached, you have a right to an effective solution in law, even if the breach was by someone in authority, such as, for example, a police officer. If you are in a situation in which you believe that your human rights are being violated, it is advisable to see if the problem can be resolved without going to court by using mediation or an internal complaints body. Where you cannot resolve the problem outside court, you are entitled to bring a case before the appropriate court or tribunal in your country. The court or tribunal will then consider your case. However, it is advisable to first seek legal advice.