Recognition of inherent dignity, and equal and inalienable rights, and liberties of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. Human rights address prejudices and inequities in society; while civil liberties address abuses by government. Even small abuses can collect into a slow erosion of liberties.
The Health Care platform plank contains the human rights/civil liberties associated with the medical and health care of individuals.
The Green Party shall strive to secure universal and effective recognition and observance of the following:
The principles and spirit expressed in the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights is an international standard that all nations, especially our own, must meet.
The right to liberty and security of person, and freedom from arbitrary arrest, detention, slavery or involuntary servitude.
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or capital punishment.
Everyone who works has the right to just and favorable remuneration ensuring an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection... a living wage. [see Social Safety Net plank]
Everyone, without discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.
A standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of every family member.
Equal opportunity to participate in the decision-making processes that affect their lives.
Equal opportunity in housing, employment, education, health care and to child custody and adoption.
The right to free expression and assembly.
The right of citizens to leave their country and to return.
The state of human rights in all other nations must be a criterion in United States' policies regarding social, economic, diplomatic and strategic interaction with them.
The fundamental separation of church and state in the United States to the betterment of both.
The Green Party shall strive through education of individuals and communities to persuade all individuals to take responsibility for respecting fundamental human rights and civil liberties in all their social, economic and political activities.