The necessity of existence of remedies and compensation for victims of gross violations of International Humanitarian Law proves the fact that it has never been limited only by regulating relationship between countries. Nevertheless, isn’t there a big difference between recognizing these rights and having the right to claim them?
Head of the Department of Penitentiary Institutions
at the RA Ministry of Justice A. Osikyan,
Human Rights Defender A. Tatoyan.
Statement on torture, degrading and inhuman treatment
Nubarashen Penitentiary Institution’s inmate Hrachya Gevorgyan’s mother Nakhshoun Yengibaryan applied to the Helsinki Association for Human Rights and informed that her son gained many life-threatening diseases upon being jailed in Nubarashen Penitentiary Institution: acute chronic bronchitis, hepatitis C, Parkinson's disease, etc. He hasn’t received adequate treatment in the penitentiary as a result the inmate’s health is in critical condition. He is not able to move on his own, speak or use the toilet without anyone’s help, etc.
The concept of freedom is considered to be equal with the concept of equality. If to count that equality supposes similar attitude towards civil and political rights and responsibilities, doesn’t it include the right to have equal access for social utilities? In this context, let’s define social utilities as all the material and spiritual goods produced by society.
Though it is relative to our biological origins to generalize and we accept the differences between the sexes, does it mean that one is less than the other or one has to get less opportunities then the other?
The right to die is the ethical or institutional entitlement of the individual to commit suicide or to undergo voluntary euthanasia. Possession of this right is often understood to mean that a person with a terminal illness should be allowed to commit suicide or assisted suicide or to decline life-prolonging treatment, where a disease would otherwise prolong their suffering to an identical result. The right to die is sometimes associated with the idea that your body and your life are your own, to dispose of as you see fit. However, a legitimate state interest in preventing irrational suicides is sometimes argued.
For centuries, human community has asked itself about: What do the human rights represent? What is the most essential element of human rights? What is the extent to measure the valuableness of life? All these questions refer to one: Is the ideology and concept of human rights with all its elements still valuable where there is no right to life?
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