Human Rights Council
Russian Federation


Pavel Čulík

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Topic: Measures to minimize female infanticide in Southern and Eastern Asian states Country: Russian Federation Committee: Human Rights Council

Killing an infant is considered cruel in many parts of the world. However, in some Southern and Eastern Asian states, people think of female infanticide as of a solution to their problems. The decision of these people to commit such crime is often influenced by various economic and social factors. For example, in India, men are considered to be the ones who provide income. This is one of the reasons why financially poor families choose to have a son instead of a daughter. Nevertheless, these reasons cannot justify female infanticide in India or anywhere else. Female infanticide violates the 3rd article of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (right to life). Apart from this, it is also a form of discriminating females and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.