on August 6 and August 9, The United States detonated
atomic bombs on the Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in Japan. These nuclear weapons
lead to very tragic results. Although the exact number is unknown, more than
100.000 innocent people killed and thousands of people died because they were exposed
to radiation. Lots of people suffered from cancer and many children had genetic
diseases. The United States detonated
these bombs because Japan has not surrendered. Thereupon Truman, who was the
president of the USA, decided to drop these bombs on Japan. Truman’s decision
leads to the catastrophe and the effects of this catastrophe are still underway.
all 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 these
rights have been violated by the United States.Many innocent people, including
children and women, died because of the atomic bombs. Their right to life was
taken from their hands. In other words, their unalienable rights were violated.
The United States
investigated secretly to find out the busiest time. Because America wanted to
harm too many people.Also, the purpose of these nuclear weapons was much more
harmful than other weapons. Nuclear weapons were first used by the United States
and this use, which took place in the Second World War, was the only example in
the history of war.
In my opinion, this is not
ethical because the moral rights of the Japanese were violated. According to the law of war, civilian
population and settlement areas should not be damaged by war. However, the
United States had no intention to obey this rule. Civilians and settlement
areas were damaged and this was a war crime, which against human rights, humanity
and law of the civilian.
Besides, William Leahy, who was Truman’s Chief of Staff, described that “use to
the atomic bomb in the war is against any kind of Christian ethics and law of
war”. Also, I think that Hiroshima and Nagasaki are about negative rights. Negative rights contain civil rights and right
to life is a civil right. More than 100.000 people were killed as a result of
the atomic bombs. According to article 3rd of the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights, which announced in 1948, “Everyone
has the right to life, liberty, and security of person”. And article 6th of the
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which announced in 1966,
says that “Every human being has the inherent right to life. This right shall
be protected by law. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his life”.