The united declaration of human rights promotes sameness

the Universal Declaration of Human Rights promotes sameness the Universal Declaration of Human Rights or UDHR is the world’s most widely accepted human rights document however even with the involvement of cultures from around the world the UDHR promote sameness stemming from Western definitions of human rights for centuries different cultures societies and religions have struggled to outline human rights it took the devastation of the Second World War to form an International Committee dedicated to protect and preserve the lives and rights of all individuals across the globe the United Nations and in 1948 they adopted the UDHR a document outlining the 30 rights of All Humans supporters of the UDHR argued that a number of states representing many different cultures gave input the legitimacy of the extent of the simbook can be questioned however as the UDHR was drafted in a historical context where European domination and colonization was prominent issues of colonialism exemplify a power imbalance towards Western ideologies and culture of all the nations that submitted their views on what human rights should be the UDHR was ratified by a small number of mostly Western nations to the detriment of inclusiveness the result rights outlined in favor of civil political liberties of a socio-political rights and an emphasis on individual rights over the rights of the collective or group this is seen as a purely Western approach in 1948 the UN consisted of 56 member countries who had the right to vote on the adoption of the UDHR of these 56 countries forty-eight photos in favor none opposed and eight abstained these eight countries all found fault with various articles included in the UDHR that violated their cultural practices and beliefs for the UN to have 56 countries vote on the universal rights of humans as in itself flawed if universality is to include everyone then all countries should have participated in the ratification process a second issue arises when one explores the fact that of those 56 members just over 14% refused to vote their abstention sends a powerful message of their discontent with the Western ideologies that were embedded within various articles push back to the UDHR from some Asian and environment countries resulted in the establishment of various Islamic declarations and the Bangkok declaration of Asian values in 1993 these nations faced staunch opposition when presenting the arguments alignment scholars saw the UDHR of a Western document arguing that Islam had acknowledged human rights for 14th century and dissatisfied with the West’s sudden imposition of their own version and their already established human rights system while Asian leaders wish to focus on collective community rather than individual responsibility ultimately these nations were overruled through this process has become clear that the UDHR affects Western dominance paradoxically by disregarding the thoughts of non-western countries and emphasizing the rights of the individual while ignoring the rights of the collective the UDHR promotes sameness by pressuring cultures to conform to Western notions of human rights the challenge the world now faces in terms of human rights and other cultural practices is how to attain a global order that does not entail here geminate control by a single culture

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