Everyone has the right to life.
No one shall be condemned to the death penalty, or executed
Right to the integrity of the person
Everyone has the right to respect for his or her physical and mental integrity
Everyone has the right of access to preventive health care and the right to benefit from medical treatment
No one shall be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion.
Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers
The arts and scientific research shall be free of constraint. Academic freedom shall be respected.
Everyone is equal before the law.
Everyone is entitled to a fair and public hearing within a reasonable time by an independent and impartial tribunal previously established by law.
Everyone shall have the possibility of being advised, defended and represented.
These rights are from the European Charter of Fundament Rights (2000), one of the youngest children of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948.
The doctrine of human rights is one of the fruits of the WWII, which exposed which atrocities humans are capable of against fellow humans. The idea was, in a sense, to inoculate antibodies, setting a universal standard for the respect of human dignity beyond borders.
Respecting the rights of my fellow humans I respect myself, my humanity and humanity as a whole.
All the rights aforementioned have unfortunately been violated in Ahmad’s vicissitude.
The initiative by the colleagues of Università del Piemonte orientale to organize an international academic marathon to drive attention to his story deserves to be known.