Human rights are rights that are inherent to each every human being, irrespective of nationality, gender, language, religion, or any other status. Human rights are often expressed and guaranteed by law, principles, and other sources of law. Human rights are obligations that everybody must comply with. Rights can be moral principles that describe certain standards of human behaviour and regularly protected, as they are legal in both national and international law.
Human rights laws gives obligations of government to act in certain ways in order to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms of groups or even individuals. Laws are put as guidance to people on how to perform their daily activities to keep human rights alive. Freedom is when there is no oppression to one by another. It also enables you to perform as many activities as you want, as long as you are obeying the law.
The term human rights means that everyone in the world, regardless of their nationality, race, or religion, has some basic rights as a human being that must be ensured and protected at all costs. With no doubt, there is still some ambiguity as to what human rights exactly means.
Responsibilities I compare to rules because both are obligations to perform and complete a task that one must fulfil, and which usually has a penalty for failure. They are important because they are there to ensure that everybody has a secure, as well as safe, life.
Recently, April 2015, South Africans violated foreign nationals’ rights, which are rights to be safe and secured. The citizens want foreign nationals out of the country. They are being blamed for the high rate of unemployment and high rate of crime in the country because they offer themselves to work for an extremely low salary.
It will always be sad and painful seeing people of any race being beaten to death or being burnt to death. Violence is in our nerves. Actually, where is Ubuntu? Where do we come from? The right to equality is violated. The killing and abusing of foreign nationals does not make us the same anymore.
Violence does not make the situation better, but is only adding fuel to the fire.
The freedom our forefathers fought for is dying like water in our lakes. I believe that freedom means equality in general. To me, freedom is not only being free, but feeling free to do, to say, and to be. It is also the ability to make decisions without external influence. Absolute freedom requires absolute isolation, which makes it not possible.