You are reading them incorrectly.Burning ghost wrote: ↑September 1st, 2018, 8:47 amA closer look reveals several untruths:
Nope! No one is born equal in freedom or rights.Article 1.
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.
And who enforces this across all the nations of the world? Certainly not the UN they are even incapable of doing so among their own founding members.Article 2.
Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.
No. Everyone has the right to pursue liberty and security. It is not given freely by anyone nor should it be expected. Naivety to the extreme.Article 3.
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
Again gibberish. How do they define “servitude”? And again, how is it slavery can be made legal if rebranded within UN member states? No attempt to define the terms used shows a flimsy mindset.Article 4.
No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.
Rubbish! How can anyone doing wrong be “punished”? The entire idea of justice and law would crumble without a threat of punishment.Article 5.
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
And protest against any form of “punishment” too (see above.)Article 6.
Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.
If all are equal before the law how is it lawyers are paid for their services?Article 7.
All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.
But it says nothing anout granting these rights? How is “competence” judged?Article 8.
Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.
Pull the other one!Article 9.
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
But not equality in representation. So what’s the point?Article 10.
Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.
There are god knows how many many of these. If they’d been put together by a group of naive teenagers then I’d have little reservations anout the intent. Given the UN came up with this imprecise drivel I find it quite concerning.
These are assertions, aspirations. A set of rules, not statements of empirical fact.
These are oughts, not ises.