Importance of knowing your rights

Girl shouting for her human rights

When talking about Human and Civil Rights, the first thing that comes in to mind is the long incomprehensible list of law that will make you fall asleep. Big consequences await to those who don’t know what their rights are. Fencing using your finger against a fully armored opponent is the best picture of what might happen if you have no clue about your Human and Civil Rights.

One of the biggest controversy about this was the increasing cases of abuse on immigrants in the United States.

Migration concerns us all and no State can escape from its obligations under international human rights law to protect and ensure respect for the human rights of migrants, irrespective of their migration status.” — François Crépeau, U.N.

If the people who are being abused because of their race know the protection that the human rights can give, the number of cases like these will drop to minimum.

Knowing your Human and Civil rights will save you from unnecessary trouble.

You should know the rules so you won’t break them. Another reason is you should know the rules so won’t be violated. Having knowledge of what you’re rights are is crucial in the times of need. When there is no knowledge at all, how would you defend yourself from some brewing trouble in which you had no part at all?

Ignorance of the law is not an excuse

You can’t plead to the judge and tell him, “Please forgive this time, it will never happen again. I did it because I do not know it’s wrong!” The judge will surely just look at you and will slowly shake his head side ways. He just might say, “Son, we hear that everyday.” To be in a place of ignorance is a dangerous place to be in. The law is law my friend, and nothing you can do to change that fact.

Not knowing your rights will attract people who will take advantage of you

The modern world became less friendly so knowing your rights will prevent those people from taking advantage of you. If you don’t, then you are like a fish swimming around a shark tank. They will eat you alive. I’m not saying that the world has became an ugly place where you need to be vigilant all the time. But what I really trying to say is, it’s good to know how you can protect your self from unprecedented events.