Improved Legislation Equals Better Human Rights

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was made up to promote peace, rule of law, contest crime and corruption, sustain democracies, and alleviate humanitarian issues. The federal courts have jurisdiction over international human rights.

The Bill of Rights in the US has 27 constitutional amendments. The first ten of these amendments forms the Bill of Rights.

Bill of Rights

These rights are as follows:

Freedom of Expression, Religion, and the Press
Right to Bear Arms
Housing of Soldiers
Safeguarding from Unnecessary Search and Seizure
The Right to Life and Independence
The Right to a Speedy Trial by Jury
Rights in Domestic Cases
Freedom of Torture and Exorbitant Fines and Bail
Other Rights kept by the People
Undelegated Powers kept by the State and the People

Of the 27 amendments stipulated in the Bill of Rights, we’ve chosen to outline the most important ones. This includes the year in which they were implemented.

Constitutional Amendments

The First Amendment, which includes the ten amendments, forming the Bill of Rights, was implemented in 1701. The Sixth Amendment is the Right to a Speedy Trial by Jury. It was also implemented in 1791.

The 13th Amendment is the prohibition of slavery in the United States of America which came into effect in 1865. Lastly, the 26th Amendment is the right for anyone over the age of 18 has the Right to Vote. This was implemented in 1971.

Violation of any state or federal laws, specifically child labor laws, can result in either criminal or civil penalties. This includes imprisonment.

Over the years, Congress has addressed the issues surrounding unfair rights or the lack of certain rights. One of these was a woman’s right to vote which was only implemented in 1920. Yes, it was sanctioned many years ago but it’s important to realize that gender equality is now recognized.

As we can see, the federal government has heard the nation’s cry for fairness and equality. It is now up to all American citizens to know their constitutional rights and the laws pertaining to non-compliance of these.

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