UN Human Rights - Alignment with Community

The following documentation is a discussion of each Article the UN Declaration of Human Rights (un.org) in concern to its alignment with community-based standards.

When nation/State building, a more safe and stable environment is likely to exist when authorities have a list of those actions an authority ought to do (“positive rights”), and ought not do to (“negative rights”), to people. The UN declaration of human rights is a document for guiding authorities and others in their behaviors toward citizens. Effectively, the declaration is a set of guidelines to support safe national operations and nation building. In the early 21st century, nations (as part of the UN) can enter and withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council that maintains the UN Declaration of Human Rights. When one nation (authority) accuses another of a violation of the rights there is very little that can be done. The UN declaration of human rights began as response to the behaviors of specific authorities during World War II. It was “proclaimed” as a public document by the United Nations in 1948. Fundamentally, it is no faith in “rights” that create a safe and flourishing society, but complex societal engineering. Human rights are effectively moral principles, mostly in the form of descriptive norms of behavior, that identify what ought to be and ought not be done to individual humans in the market-State. The critical question is: Human “rights” are said to be common to all and yet come from authority (power-over-others), and if authority (power-over-others) is a belief in peoples’ minds, then where do “rights” come from? Conversely, community is a structure that actually meets human needs.

The 31 UN Human Rights Articles and a discussion of their alignment with community standards follows:

Article 1:
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Community-based standards alignment: This article describes a recognition of a common humanity where all individuals can experience greater or lesser states of fulfillment. This article misses the conception of human needs.

Article 2:
Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.
Community-based standards alignment:
Describes something which is common to all humanity, beyond race, color, sex, etc.

Article 3:
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
Community-based standards alignment:
In community-type societal standards, these concepts are detailed at length. In community, at a material level, everyone has access to optimized life, technology and exploratory support. Everyone has free access to education, contribution, and a high quality-life of leisure and/or self-development. Security is built into the design of the system. Technically, in community, there is designed access to objects and services, wherein, there is distributive and restorative justice, from which naturally arises a state of social harmony (wherein, security between persons is not only unnecessary, but unheard-of).

Article 4:
No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.
Community-based standards alignment: When everyone has access to everything they need to survive and thrive then the selfish behavioral patterns that create environments of suffering may finally be removed from all of society.

Article 5: No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Community-based standards alignment: This is a “right” that exists primarily to protect people from “bad” government.

Article 6:
Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.
Community-based standards alignment:
In community, people have planned access to the fulfillment of their needs, and restoration of their well-being with traumatic events occur.

Article 7:
All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.
Community-based standards alignment:
Community views all humans as equally deserving the highest level of fulfillment possible given what is commonly known and commonly available. The perspective here is different than in the market-State. And hence, even the notion of law in community is viewed differently; “law” as it is known in the market-State is viewed as standard community protocols, versus its view as criminal and civil law [enforcement] under market-State conditions. In community, all humans are deserving of the optimized fulfillment of their common human needs given access to common heritage resources and coordination. Here, all individuals are equal in access to all that humanity can provide when it works together for global fulfillment.

Article 8:
Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.
Community-based standards alignment:
In community, justice is viewed from a restorative perspective, using a set of aligned procedures that are highly likely to facilitate the restoration of fulfillment, both for individuals and for society as a whole.

Article 9:
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
Community-based standards alignment:
This is negative right and exists to protect people from “bad” authorities in the State, which does not exist in community. This legal command (law) type of statement is necessary to protect some from others under market-State conditions where incentives, structures, and behaviors are not aligned with global human fulfillment.

Article 10:
Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.
Community-based standards alignment:
The same answer to Article 9 applies to this Article.

Article 11: 
1. Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defense.
2. No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal offence, under national or international law, at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the penal offence was committed.
Community-based standards alignment:
The same answer to Article 9 applies to this Article.

Article 12:
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honor and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.
Community-based standards alignment:
The same answer to Article 9 applies to this Article.

Article 13:
1. Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.
2. Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.
Community-based standards alignment:
The same answer to Article 9 applies to this Article.

Article 14:
1. Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.
2. This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.
Community-based standards alignment:
The same answer to Article 9 applies to this Article.

Article 15:
1. Everyone has the right to a nationality.
2. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality.
Community-based standards alignment:
The same answer to Article 9 applies to this Article.

Article 16:
1. Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.
2. Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.
3. The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.
Community-based standards alignment:
The same answer to Article 9 applies to this Article.

Article 17:
1. Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.
2. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.
Community-based standards alignment:
The same answer to Article 9 applies to this Article. There is no property in a community-type society. Instead there are three forms of engineered access to common heritage resources: systems access, common access, and personal access.

Article 18:
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
Community-based standards alignment:
The same answer to Article 9 applies to this Article.

Article 19:
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
Community-based standards alignment:
The same answer to Article 9 applies to this Article.

Article 20
1. Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
2. No one may be compelled to belong to an association.
Community-based standards alignment:
The same answer to Article 9 applies to this Article.

Article 21
1. Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.
2. Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in his country.
3. The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.
Community-based standards alignment:
The same answer to Article 9 applies to this Article. There is no functioning State in community. Decisioning, production, and distribution are organized entirely differently than in the market-State.

Article 22
Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.
Community-based standards alignment:
The same answer to Article 9 applies to this Article.

Article 23
1. Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.
2. Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.
3. Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.
4. Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.
Community-based standards alignment:
In community, work is seen as a necessary part of life and is engaged in through contribution-based protocols. Work is not paid, and also, products/services are not bought. There is also freedom to choose ones contribution placement in society. There is no competition, no property or class structure in community, so there is no conception of unions or protectionist interests. Individuals work under their own intrinsically chosen conditions completing requirements for global human fulfillment in a globally planned manner.

Article 24
Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.
Community-based standards alignment:
The same answer to Article 23 applies to this Article.

Article 25
1. Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
2. Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.
Community-based standards alignment:
In community, everyone has the highest quality standard of living because information is shared and resource distribution is planned (calculated) at global level. All life, technology, and exploratory support services and products therein are free.

Article 26
1. Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
2. Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
3. Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.
Community-based standards alignment:
The same answer to Article 25 applies to this Article.

Article 27
1. Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.
2. Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.
Community-based standards alignment:
The same answer to Article 9 applies to this Article.

Article 28
Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized.
Community-based standards alignment:
This article simply states that all humans have rights and that those rights apply equally to all. In community, all humans have needs in the presence of resources, and those needs and resources are common to all.

Article 29
1. Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.
2. In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society.
3. These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.
Community-based standards alignment:
In community, contribution/service is seen as the highest-level duty. Before contribution comes education, and after voluntary participation in the contribution service come liberty to choose leisure or contribution.

Article 30
Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.
Community-based standards alignment:
Secondarily, this Article states that there may be no interpretation of these “right” statements that would negate them. In a way, this Article states that the Declaration uses sufficient clarity of language that there should be no need for interpretation. Similarly, the societal standards for community are sufficiently clear (or, ought to be) in their use of language, and particularly, visualization that there should be no need for interpretation. Standards in community are unified in that all contradictions are removed and coherent explanations are possible. An adaptive unified system will necessarily integrate new information, which may introduce contradictions that must be resolved for the system to remain unified (i.e., harmonious).

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