1945, number is unknown, more than 100.000
1945,on August 6 and August 9, The United States detonatedatomic bombs on the Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in Japan.
These nuclear weaponslead to very tragic results. Although the exact number is unknown, more than100.000 innocent people killed and thousands of people died because they were exposedto radiation. Lots of people suffered from cancer and many children had geneticdiseases.
The United States detonatedthese bombs because Japan has not surrendered. Thereupon Truman, who was thepresident of the USA, decided to drop these bombs on Japan. Truman’s decisionleads to the catastrophe and the effects of this catastrophe are still underway.
Weall have some rights as human beings. Deceased Japanese people also had these rights,such as positive and negative rights; objective and subjective rights; moral,political and legal rights and unalienable rights. In this case, we see that theserights have been violated by the United States.
Many innocent people, includingchildren and women, died because of the atomic bombs. Their right to life wastaken from their hands. In other words, their unalienable rights were violated.The United Statesinvestigated secretly to find out the busiest time. Because America wanted toharm too many people.Also, the purpose of these nuclear weapons was much moreharmful than other weapons.
Nuclear weapons were first used by the United Statesand this use, which took place in the Second World War, was the only example inthe history of war.In my opinion, this is notethical because the moral rights of the Japanese were violated. According to the law of war, civilianpopulation and settlement areas should not be damaged by war. However, theUnited States had no intention to obey this rule. Civilians and settlementareas were damaged and this was a war crime, which against human rights, humanityand law of the civilian.Besides, William Leahy, who was Truman’s Chief of Staff, described that “use tothe atomic bomb in the war is against any kind of Christian ethics and law ofwar”.
Also, I think that Hiroshima and Nagasaki are about negative rights. Negative rights contain civil rights and rightto life is a civil right. More than 100.000 people were killed as a result ofthe atomic bombs. According to article 3rd of the Universal Declaration ofHuman Rights, which announced in 1948, “Everyonehas the right to life, liberty, and security of person”. And article 6th of theInternational Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which announced in 1966,says that “Every human being has the inherent right to life. This right shallbe protected by law. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his life”.