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Explain and illustrate the importance of human rights.

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Explain and illustrate the importance of human rights.

Human rights are rights that belong to an individual as a consequence of being human. They refer to a wide continuum of values that are universal in character and in some sense equally claimed for all human beings. It is a common observation that human beings demand the realisation of diverse values to ensure their individual and collective well-being. It also is a common observation that these demands are often painfully frustrated by social as well as natural forces, resulting in exploitation, oppression, persecution, and other forms of deprivation. Consequently, it is of paramount importance that these rights are established to give a new turning point to the life of human beings.

Indeed human rights are of supreme significance and they are present to defend all the privileges of human-beings. Human rights was basically established or founded after the World-War II in order to allow people to enjoy in each and every sphere of life. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights said it all. This declaration consists of 30 articles which give the right and reasonable milieu that is accessible to everyone irrespective of race,

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