Suad Alhalwachi

CEO, education zone

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Human rights world-wide

Even though there are many organizations around the world that try to protect human rights, we are still in the primitive stage. we need a world that will not deprive human beings from there basic rights and from any other right that one think it's necessary for one to live.

the right to talk and the right to work are becoming too restrictive so we need to change all that.

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    Jan 14 2013: The best solution is an elimination bed people, who break the human rights, but is impossible. We must focus on the core, namely, on child raising. We have to implement human rights in little heads of kids.
  • Jan 19 2013: Power to the positive! Right on. Let's change the world immediately in ways that elevate the joy level of the world's entire population. We can do that. With each positive act or word we cause positive impacts. Positive cause/Positive effect.
    No need to turn to books and authority figures to know what to do in a given situation. Together we will make our world a positive experience for all. YIPPPPEEEEEEE!
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    Gail .

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    Jan 15 2013: I think that we would make a LOT of progress in that regard if the Abrahamic religions were to disappear. I'm in the USA, and I lost my most basic human rights because of Christianity's trying to impose a theocracy on America.

    My rights should end where yours begin.
  • Jan 15 2013: Maaher:
    "If everyone can live as a Human Being we will not need to worry about Human Rights!"

    It would appear we need Human Rights so that people can live as Human Beings first!

    I believe there are basic needs that are the same for all people and these should be the very beginning of Human Rights.
    Our needs should be rights, because we all need them all to live, enjoy life, in safety, harmony and so on.

    Humans talk about how we are a "higher animal" than the rest of the animal kingdom but somehow, by some crazy, twisted rational, most accept that we should be forced to live like wild animals, even savage, just to survive, and one reason is that our needs, the ones we fight each other for in order to get our meager amount for life, are seen as commodities that can be owned by some, bought and sold instead of given, for the resources we work for actually belong to everyone and every living thing on earth.

    But you will hear those who also cry the cry of insanity, "there are no rights!"
    One on Ted even went so far as to say the only right one has is the right to death.

    Well, I certainly would like to make sure they get their one Right. and sooner than later. :D
    These things we all work for, the resources of the earth, belong to no one but to everyone, and they are intentionally and totally mismanaged, thus they need to taken away from those who purport to own or control them.

    Economy is no waste, it is efficient, with no pollution, saving and protecting and always having a prudent reserve.
    Economy is not profit, or scarcity. With economy, there is enough.

    What we think of as economy today, has to do only with waste, profit, growth and using up.
    There can be no Human Rights under or in a system like that, and that is one reason those in power actually fight and resist all humans having Rights because they have to, they must, start with the needs of all people and the needs of all ecological systems that all life depends upon.
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    Jan 21 2013: I don't have any idea on how to make the world a just place. I am merely putting forward the idea, and we all need to find out ways to combat the deficiency and put it right.
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    Jan 21 2013: There is saying in Arabic which could translate literally to "those who do not have will not give", so those that live in places where human basic rights are provided, may not believe or even perceive that some countries deny basic rights to its people. Of course I don't mean here that its only governments that need to respect human rights, iI mean any one of us should respect human rights. The right to eat, drink, speak, earn, work, learn, good health, have water and electricity, and so one are not provided in certain areas and certain countries. Why should people in India for example live in the slumps, and why people in Africa suffer from aids? when natural resources are plenty, and are taken by a few in those countries. Why countries that have oil also have poor people? mal distribution of wealth is the main reason for denying human rights.
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    Jan 21 2013: Democratic countries do talk about the rights of human which is provided to each and every citizen of the democratic country.I think we do and we do possess the right to speak,right to get information etc but the fact is only few people do practice it others don't due to factors like fear of unemployment,non approval of societal status,lack of support from your peers etc.
  • Jan 18 2013: Apparently not too many here think Human Rights are important.
    I wonder if they will change their minds if any and all rights disappear or
    if any wind up with no rights sometime in their very near future.

    Our Human Needs should be Human Rights.
    Things like food, shelter, medicine, education, clothing, transportation, water, just to begin on the right page.
    Those are the same for everyone, everywhere in the world.
    Perhaps we might be able to all agree on them, but then again, maybe not.

    Too bad that some people might actually believe that way.
    Well, one thing for sure, in my mind is that people who think that way, are not one of my human needs and
    I wish they would get the hell off this planet.
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    Jan 17 2013: Suad, 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." Human rights are thus conceived as universal (applicable everywhere) and egalitarian (the same for everyone). These rights may exist as natural rights or as legal rights, in both national and international law.

    The following is the UN declaration:

    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

    This is from the US Declaration of Independence:

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

    —United States Declaration of Independence, 1776

    The two theories that dominate contemporary human rights discussion are the interest theory and the will theory. Interest theory argues that the principal function of human rights is to protect and promote certain essential human interests, while will theory attempts to establish the validity of human rights based on the unique human capacity for freedom.

    The most influencial force in rights are from culture, religion, and law. These not being standard through the world we have some conflicts that occur. As an example (no offence intended) the practice of sharia law in non muslim countries would meet stiff opposition.

    As I am not well versed in the UAE culture or restriction you refer to "the right to talk and thye right to work are becoming to restrictive so we need to change all that" please explain so that can be properly addressed.

    This is interesting and I wish to both contribute and learn.

    I wish you well. Bob.
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    Jan 15 2013: What are your ideas for achieving this?
  • Jan 15 2013: If we do not have human rights, are we human? I think that we are still human, but are still on the microbe stage. We need to figure out what the basic human rights are, and then implement them country by country, and that is how we could have "Human rights world-wide".
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    Jan 15 2013: If everyone can live as a Human Being we will not need to worry about Human Rights!
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      Jan 21 2013: Hello Maaher,
      What do you mean by 'everyone can live as a Human Being'??
      are you considering the whole society including you or only few people of the society excluding you?
  • Jan 14 2013: "we need a world that will not deprive human beings from there basic rights and from any other right that one think it's necessary for one to live."

    Yeah, that would be nice, wouldn't it...

    "the right to talk and the right to work are becoming too restrictive so we need to change all that."

    What do you mean by that?