Human rights belong to all humans and are present for the person irrespective of whatever their place of residence, sex, nationality, colour and origin. The concept of human rights has often been pulled up in current literature and in media works because of the rights violation that is happening across global population. For instance, refugee related issues, deregulation related human rights violation and more are concerns that plague humankind. Given this background context, this reflective piece discusses the theme of human rights in the context of New Zealand culture and society. Human rights are personally important to everybody and this essay discusses it from the larger notion of cultural and societal values.
The Concept of Human Rights in the context of understanding Culture and Society
Human rights are universal for all people and are considered as inalienable rights for the people as emphasized in the 1948 Universal Declaration on Human Rights and in the 1993 Vienna World Conference on Human rights. Human rights in relation to culture emphasizes on non-discrimination. Non-discrimination is a main principle in International Human Rights Law. The principle ensures that no individual is discriminated based on his or her religion, sex, culture and race etc. The principle applied to all human beings states that all human beings of all different cultures are born free and are equal when it comes to their dignity and rights.