Freedom From Want

Essay by andrewhuiUniversity, Bachelor'sC+, June 2005

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During the 1990's, the United Nations Development Programme's Human Development Index introduced to show life expectancy at birth, literacy and gross domestic product. And it is debatable for the First Peoples; single parent families, poverty and disabilities altogether to object the human rights that they should have under international law. However, the judiciary had been reluctant to protect those people. Afterwards, there was the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. At this time, John Humphrey as a director of human rights division of the secretariat of the UN Commission on Human Rights had no conciliation to those people.

They consistently argued until the Lester B. Pearson was introducing the Canada Pension Plan and universal medicare. Then, people at that time are willing to support such declaration even though Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent was under pressure from part of the conservative party. Because it is understandable for Canadians to explore the human rights as people should have a coherent support and cooperation in order to live in this transitional stage from early to mid-20th century.

In 1982, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms has been issued. It is particularly fits what the UN declaration was about "freedom from want". And it protects the right "to life, liberty and security of the person". On the other hand, it is the contradiction to restrict the criminal law powers. Anyway, as we consider it deeply, it is essential for the protection such as social, economic and cultural rights rather than the discrimination.

Of course, there would be the unclear statements in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Meanwhile, the courts should have the obligation to distinguish the rights or wrongs when dealing with males or females, rich or poor. In addition, Canada will be a country with prospect and...