La carta de los derechos humanos
Conscientes de la capacidad única del ser humano para reflexionar sobre su propia existencia y sobre su entorno, percibir la injusticia, evitar el peligro, asumir responsabilidades, buscar la cooperación y exhibir el sentido moral que da expresión a los principios éticos,
Reflexionando sobre los rápidos avances de la ciencia y la tecnología, que afectan cada vez más a nuestra comprensión de la vida y de la vida misma, lo que da lugar a una fuerte demanda de una respuesta global a las implicaciones éticas de dichos avances,
Reconociendo que las cuestiones éticas planteadas por los rápidos avances de la ciencia y sus aplicaciones tecnológicas deben examinarse respetando debidamente la dignidad de la persona humana y el respeto universal y la observancia de los derechos humanos y las libertades fundamentales,
Resolviendo que es necesario y oportuno que la comunidad internacional enuncie principios universales que sirvan de base a la respuesta de la humanidad a los dilemas y controversias cada vez mayores que la ciencia y la tecnología plantean a la humanidad y al medio ambiente,
Universal Declaration of Human Rights – wikipedia
Article 24 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizes rest, leisure and periodic vacations with pay as human rights. Leisure is the free time devoted to activities other than work and essential domestic activities, a recreational and motivating time. Rest is the interruption of work to rest. Both are fundamental to the physical and mental health of individuals.
Article 24 owes much to the contributions of Latin American countries during the process of drafting the Declaration, which took place between 1946 and 1948. By the mid-1940s, almost all countries in this region had democratic governments and their constitutions recognized social and economic rights, including provisions for annual leave and other forms of paid leave. Article 24 also includes the right to.
(i) Fair and equal pay for work of equal value, without distinction of any kind; in particular, women should be assured conditions of work not inferior to those of men, with equal pay for equal work;
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Wednesday, October 5, 2022.- The organizations that endorse the following statement express our concern for the growing climate of hostility, abuses and arbitrary detentions towards those who have peacefully demonstrated in Cuba, between September 29 and October 2.
After the passage of Hurricane Ian on September 27, the interruption of electricity service throughout the island provoked a series of spontaneous demonstrations for its reestablishment, a demand that was joined by the request for water, and among others, the demand for freedom resounded strongly, for a citizenry whose fundamental rights have been violated. According to Proyecto Inventario, 55 protests have been identified since September 29, in 4 provinces, most of them in Havana. In view of this, Diaz-Canel criminalized the demonstrators, assured that «these situations will be dealt with the rigor of the laws» and resorted to actions of dissuasion and repression against the population that took to the streets.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights summary
The HRD Memorial is a joint initiative of a network of national and international human rights organizations committed to working together to collect and verify information on the killing of human rights defenders (HRDs) whose deaths are believed to be related to their human rights advocacy activities.
The project was launched in November 2016 with the aim of collecting both real-time data on the killings of HRDs and historical data on killings dating back to 1998, when the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders came into force.
With the support of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders and a presentation by Executive Director Andrew Anderson, «Stop the Killings» is an essential resource for understanding the current alarming increase in killings of HRDs worldwide.