HUMAN RIGHTS

“Human rights are generally defined as those rights, which are inherent in our nature, and without which, we cannot live as human beings.” It is something that we are born with, it is our God given rights. It can be experienced by an individual in the community where he lives, in the school where he attends, in the place where he works. The most basic human rights from which other rights flow is the right to life. Art. 3 of the niversal !eclaration of "uman #ights states “everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of persons.” These rights are basic human rights because only through it can a human being en$oy all other rights. The %hilippine &onstitution similarly provides' (No person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law nor shall any person be denied the equal protection of the laws.” )Art. III, *ec. +, -o person, not even the state authority, has the right to take the life of a person except in the cases of heinous crimes. .ut now the death penalty was abolished which contributes to the enhancement of human dignity and progressive development of human rights. "uman rights are more than values and behavior. It belongs to everyone who desires recognition and e/uality before the law, to have the culture of respect and protection of human dignity. 0ith these in mind we can live in harmony with each other. 1ducation for human rights helps people feel the importance of human rights, internali2e human rights values and integrate them into the way we live. It also gives people a sense of responsibility for respecting and defending human rights and empowers them, through learned skills, to take appropriate action. .e an active participant not a passive one. It is not enough that we know our human rights but we must value it and be inspired to take action towards reali2ing it not only for ourselves but for others as well. *ubmitted by' 3a. 4ictoria *. 5inag 3A