Essay The Violation Of Human Rights

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Human rights are universally grounded on the values of respect and fundamental freedoms; the central notion is that each individual is an ethical and balanced being who deserves to be treated with dignity. We are all equal, “born free and equal in dignity and rights,” and we are wholly entitled to human rights by virtue of being human. One’s gender, nationality, domestic or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status does not alter an individuals’ eligibility to human rights, which are devoid of discrimination. The following text will address the violations of human rights amidst social concerns including: organ harvesting, social cleansing and asylum seekers.
Violation of Human Rights is not just limited to issues such as, sexual exploitation, forced marriage, torture and slavery, but includes human trafficking and illegal organ harvesting, In fact, several International standards have been made opposing involuntary organ harvesting. Organ harvesting is a surgical procedure that removes organs or tissues for reuse, such as in organ transplantation. An estimated 10,000 – 11,000 organs are transplanted each year in China. These figures indicate that China is the second largest country for organ transplantation in the world, after the US. However, there is a discrepancy between the numbers of people on the donor register compared with the number of transplant recipients. The Beijing Red Cross stated in 2011, “Over the past 20 years, only 37 people…

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