Human Rights

In Sweden, and I know it is different in most other countries, the Human Rights are called ‘value’ as if the members of the human family could be quoted in some kind of a currency. The expression ‘equal in value’ is a distortion of the meaning of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights starts with a Preamble. The first sentence reads as follows:

”Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,”

Inherent means that the dignity is natural and might be that the dignity could be called constitutional. Inherent means that we shall understand our dignity as an absolute condition. It cannot be measured or weighed. I understand inalienable rights to be rights which cannot be twisted and subject of multitude of explanations. Therefore the rights are defined in details in the following. To call us a human family is much nicer and cosy compared with calling us the human race. The first sentence ends with the overall effective meaning: freedom, justice and peace.


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