Human Rights Have No Borders

Protecting human rights is a moral duty. Cooperation and partnership in advancing peace and justice are essential drivers of economic independence. We cannot create a fair global society without eradicating the double standards system in international diplomacy. By simply denouncing the abuses of the rule of law without taking action, liberal societies and international institutions are helping to strengthen autocratic behaviors. The principle of popular sovereignty, which requires an oppressed society to wage its own political struggle, is laudable. However, when the government violates the rights of a people deprived of formal due process of law, the political determination of the regime should not allow it to cling to national sovereignty inclinations. Superpowers should exercise the authority necessary to protect fundamental human rights and support democracy in countries where the ruling party controls all branches of government and oppresses its people.