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Towards 70 years of aspiring for a fairer world

Defending equity, justice and human dignity have been the most important struggles faced by humanity during contemporary times. After world wars, armed conflicts and serious offenses against basic universal principles, the awareness was raised to formalize a series of conditions to guarantee integrity and respect for life.

International Human Rights Day

In agreement, on December 10, 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization (UN) adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaiming these guarantees inalienable and inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, religion, sex, language, culture or political opinions.

The Declaration, drafted by representatives from different legal, social and cultural contexts of the world, dictates universal values and a common idea to be followed by all peoples and nations.

Although it is a living declaration and susceptible to modifications, the universality of its principles and the effectiveness it has demonstrated in resolving cases of human rights violations make it an enduring text.

The document, with 500 language versions, states that all human beings are of equal value. and should be considered as such before all civil, governmental and legal bodies. The most widely translated proclamation on the planet has laid the foundation for strengthening the dignity of citizens and making the world a more just place.

We are just a few steps away from the 70th anniversary of the creation of the Declaration of theThe UN urges us to continue in the struggle for the defense of these values, which strengthen all of humanity and encompass all aspects of life as a citizen, regardless of place or circumstantial conditions. It is an unfathomable truth that sets the guidelines on which States should be governed to legislate in this area, as well as providing important information so that citizens can defend themselves against any outrage of this kind.

Dignity to be preserved

Human rights are interrelated, interdependent and indivisible. They are contemplated in the law and guaranteed by it, through legal figures such as treaties, customary international law, general principles and other sources of international law.

These regulations establish the measures to be taken by the governments situations, in order to promote and protect the fundamental principles and freedoms of individuals or groups.

The principle of universality is one of the most important qualities of this proclamation. The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women provides that all States have the duty - irrespective of their political, economic and cultural systems - to promote and ensure the safeguarding of these guarantees. In this sense, all States have ratified at least one of these legal instruments and 80% of them have ratified four or more of the main human rights treaties, according to UN data.

On Non-discrimination

Likewise, non-discrimination is a cross-cutting principle. in international human rights law. This guarantee applies to everyone in relation to all human rights and freedoms, and prohibits discrimination in categories such as sex, race, color, among others. It is complemented by the principle of equality, which is enshrined in the Universal Declaration: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.

The protection of these rights is also in the hands of international organizations. such as the Inter-American System The mission of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is to promote the regional protection of human rights guarantees under all circumstances and to take legal action, when necessary, through the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

At Alan Aldana & Abogados we promote the protection of these universal and indivisible principles through the mechanisms offered by International Justice, aware that its application is a way to prevent crimes against humanity.

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