Holocaust: the universal declaration of human rights was created by the un general assembly in. 1948: rene cassin, one of the main authors, described the document with four pillars, dignity, liberty, equality, brotherhood, each pillar represents a different historical principle and philosophy of human rights. Why are human rights controversial: states do not necessarily have the same interests in promoting the same rights to the same extent as others, also interested in preserving their own sovereignty. International human rights are a work in progress. Why do individuals and states care about the human rights of others: why do states violate human rights, can occur from lack of state capacity. "disappeared: denying any involvement or knowledge, the argentine military kidnapped, tortured, and killed nearly 10,000 perceived political opponents, those who disappeared were taken on death flights. - being pushed from airplanes above the atlantic.