What Are Human Rights?
Google has this to say,
Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.
As much as I would concur with the definition, I tend to have my doubts. Human Rights of the wealth and the powerful seems not to be the same with the weak and the poor. The knowledgeable have also an edge over the ignorant. Though these rights are incorporated in our constitution and taught in our institutions, they tend to be broken with the same intensity.
#1 Our Police
The police are entrusted with the responsibility of keeping law and order in the community. They are to ensure that the Human Rights are enforced. It is however disheartening that these law enforcers end up to be law breakers.
They often use excessive force in their line of duty. They shoot to kill innocent citizens. Often the police violate the rights of their fellow humans.
#2 The Law Courts
It is in the law courts where one needs to get justice when their rights have been violated. The same law courts engage in bribery and end up violating the rights of those that ran for them for protection. Those with wealth and power oppress those without.
Law courts have alternated justice to be for the mighty. They have exchanged human rights to be the rights for the mighty.