[Edit 21/10/2009] added Hansard quotes and links.
Inalienable Human Rights and Freedoms?
Lets take a look at what “INALIENABLE” means:
in·al·ien·a·ble [in-eyl-yuh-nuh-buhl, -ey-lee-uh-]
not alienable; not transferable to another or capable of being repudiated: inalienable rights.
in·al·ien·a·bil·i·ty, in·al·ien·a·ble·ness, noun
inviolable, absolute, unassailable, inherent.Legal Dictionary
Main Entry: in·alien·able
Pronunciation: in-'Al-y&-n&-b&l, -'A-lE-&-
: incapable of being alienated, surrendered, or transferred <inalienable rights> —in·alien·abil·i·ty /-"Al-y&-n&-'bi-l&-tE, -"A-lE-&-/ noun —in·alien·ably adverb
So in essence, inalienable means:
THAT WHICH CANNOT BE GIVEN OR TAKEN; IT JUST IS
Remember, these are YOUR “inalienable” rights and freedoms that HAVE been recognised AND affirmed (… and so there’s NO GOING BACK!!! … because, when they affirmed and signed the pledge, they put ALL HUMANS on an EQUAL FOOTING at that VERY MOMENT, … THEMSELVES INCLUDED!) …
Foundations – Concepts
Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, – UDHR – Preamble S1
… that our representative have pledged themselves to recognise:
Universalization – Internationalization
Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in co-operation with the United Nations, the promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms, – UDHR – Preamble S6
The Prime Minister (Mr Clement Attlee)The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the General Assembly in the form of a Resolution, the United Kingdom representative voting in its favour. – Hansard
Mr. Frank Byers asked the Minister of Labour whether he has drawn the attention of all local authorities to Article 22 (2) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; and whether he will indicate to these authorities that, since the adoption of the Declaration by His Majesty’s Government, it is no longer open to them to pursue a closed shop policy or to require their employees to join any Association. – Hansard
Mr Brian Walden By Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 17 of the United Nations Convention, we have bound ourselves to ensure that no oneshall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy”,and that everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference. That is a proposition which I have been spending some time trying to show is not satisfactorily fulfilled by the law at the moment. – Hansard
… and protect, by the rule of Law … otherwise … there could be an unwanted naturally expected outcome!:
Rebellion – Rule of Law
Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law, – UDHR – Preamble S3
… and YOU (and EVERYONE reading this!) should already be aware of that fact:
Universal Values – Cultural Relativism
Whereas a common understanding of these rights and freedoms is of the greatest importance for the full realization of this pledge, – UDHR – Preamble S7
Promotion – Education, Civil Society
Now, therefore, The General Assembly proclaims:
This Universal Declaration Of Human Rights as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction. – UDHR – Preamble S8
Human Rights Declaration
HC Deb 31 March 1949 vol 463 c1449 1449
Mr. Peter Freeman asked the Minister of Education what action he proposes to take to publicise the text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in schools and other educational institutions in this country, in view of Article D.1, by which all member States are recommended to use every means in their power to do so.
The Minister of Education (Mr. Tomlinson) It is for local education and school authorities to decide whether any particular matter shall be given publicity in schools. I am, however, considering how best to bring the Declaration to the notice of schools and other educational establishments, so that teaching about it may be incorporated in their normal curriculum.
Oliver Stanley At the same time as the right hon. Gentleman brings this to the notice of schools, will he also bring to their notice the answer given by the Minister of Labour on Tuesday, that while this country is observing this Declaration in spirit it is breaking it in the letter? – Hansard
but are more than likely not!
These are our INDIVIDUAL (important!) “inalienable” rights and freedoms that CANNOT be interfered with (without our consent!) because they’re …
(That Which Cannot Be Given Or Taken; It Just Is)
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