Right To Life Essay: The Right To Life

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The Right to Life In my essay I will talk about 'The Right to Life" as it is a right which thoroughly interests me as it is quite controversial. There are many disagreements when it comes to this right particularly with the parameters of life i.e. when life begins and ends. Furthermore, I find it interesting that states must take all the reasonable steps to ensure the right to life is protected within their jurisdiction and must protect life by enacting criminal legislation which punishes those who deprive other of their right to life. I will inform you on the background of the United Nations and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights with emphasis on Articles on 'The Right to Life". Moreover, I will focus in on three states where I will lay out the international obligations that these states have and look into at least one case in each state where the right to life has been abused. I will argue against the death penalty and for the right to life of a mother. The United Nations was set up in 1945 after World War II when Europe was in complete panic. The main function of the UN is to maintain international peace and security (Art 1(1)). "The articulation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 and the two subsequent International Covenants of 1966 (on Civil and Political Rights and on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) form the foundation of international human protection, as advocated by the United Nations" .
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