International laws are there to protect the people, but still many countries get away with ignoring people’s rights and to the eye it looks like they suffer no consequences. International laws put into place by treaty, also legally binding, were in order to address injustices to the people. (The Foundation. N.D.) Protecting human rights throughout the world is a humane effort. Many governments oppress its people, murder, and leave their people starving while those in power live a better life. Protecting the basic human rights of the individuals is an international moral duty. Everyone should see it as such and step in when they are needed and protect the people, as well the same should be done for them. Background
Human rights laws were first brought out in 1948, after the Second World War. It was meant to keep things that had happened then from happening again. The Holocaust was the persecutions and murder of approximately six million Jewish people. (Holocaust Memorial N.D.) POW (prisoner of war) camps where German soldiers were captured by the Russians and murdered over years, Even Japanese war camps captured soldiers and they were tortured. Battles or even ransacking of cities took place over the War, and people were raped, murdered, and tortured. The things that were done to the people were so outrageous and unthinkable; they started The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The treaties were formed in order to protect the people, from all countries, from the wars that may surround them, as well as protect them even when they are not in times of war. Everyone is free and is to be shown the same respects in dignity and rights; everyone has the same basic rights. Protecting these human rights became the job of the international community. Issues
Women’s right still sees problems when it comes to Human Rights, and range from cultural, political, to economic. Some people believe this may be a problem in other countries only but even effects at home. Women can work the same job as a man and still be paid less for the same work. (Shah, A, 2010.) There are several countries in which woman’s rights are not protected, and even just treated as a lesser being. For example in tribal areas of Pakistan women are known to be gang raped to punish a man for his crimes. Another example in Guatemala, women face domestic violence, rape, and the second highest HIV and Aids rates. They also have a string of unsolved murders that has left hundreds of women dead; with some having hate messages on them. (Ward, O 2008) Racism has always been, and still continues to be a major problem that affects human rights. Racism is the belief that some racial groups are more superior to another, which leads to hatred and discrimination. Some people believe it is their right to be able to say whatever they want, and should not be restricted on what they say. Racism does not know any bounds, and as long as people believe they are better or have hatred against someone else just for their race, it will continue to be a problem. Indigenous People had their lands taken from the, or even were warred with because their lands were considered of some value. Indigenous people are a culture of their own. They have their own beliefs, customs, and traditions that are different from the people who took their land. The best example that could be used here would be Native Americans, who were forced off of their land for varying reasons, which is a violation of their rights. They had lost everything that was theirs, and was to be considered the worst of the violations against humans. It has now been over 50 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights came into existence, and the abuses against it still grow larger on a global scale. Since the war on terror began, as a result of the 2001 terrorist attacks on America, human rights have become less of importance. Governments would rather sacrifice a person’s rights and have security, as well as other countries...
...Are humanrights innate and universal?
Post WWII on the 10 December 1948, the Universal Declaration of HumanRights (UDHR) was espoused by the General Assembly of the United Nations in order to agree on the notion that such atrocities that occurred throughout the Great War and the Second World War would not ever be reciprocated. The document that was drawn up in less than two years by the UN and Western states, and although ambitious it would guarantee a premise for life and living for every individual all over the world. The UDHR are founded on nobility, equality and reverence, and are said to be aimed at all cultures and religions within the West and East of the globe. However there is great discrepancy regarding the justification and practicality of humanrights all over the world due to political, economic and cultural differences and limitations. Universal means that ‘something’ affects, applies or is completed by everyone all over the world – there is no distinctive bias shown and equal policies are applied. Innate, in relation to humanrights, means that people are given natural rights purely based on the fact that he/she is human and alive. Therefore, are humanrights universal and innate or is the Universal Declaration of...
WOMEN’S RIGHTS: A RE-VISION OF HUMANRIGHTS
Shailendra Pal Singh
Third Year Learner (2010-2015)
Second Year Learner (2011-2016)
Symbiosis Law School, Noida
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Woman, the very creation of God that makes living beautiful is often at the receiving end of trauma. In 2009 rape cases have reached 2,497, domestic violence has crossed the 10,000 mark. Around 2.8 million social workers have been employed by the government to reach into villages across the country, to make women aware of their rights. But, much to the surprise women are not even aware that they have any rights in a man’s world. Significant numbers of the world's population are routinely subject to torture, starvation, terrorism, humiliation, and even murder simply because they are female. It is generally known that women are disproportionally affected by the social and economic factors such as poverty, gender biased, unemployment, inequality, oppressive social structure and son preference. Violence against women cuts across race, religion,...
...HRV1601: HumanRights, Values and Social Transformation
Semester 01/ Assignment 01
The Historical Background and Development of HumanRights
Table of Contents
2) The Development of HumanRights
3) Historical Documents of HumanRights
3.1) The English Bill ofRights (1689)
3.2) The American War of Independence (1775-1783)
4) Developing and Maintaining a HumanRights Culture in South Africa
5) The South African Constitution
6) The South African Bill of Rights
A right is an inherent, irrevocable entitlement held by all human beings from the moment of birth. According to Ndungane (as stated in Slater 2010:19), “A humanright is a right that a human person has simply by virtue of being a human person, irrespective of his or her social status, cultural accomplishments, moral merits, religious beliefs, class membership or cultural relationships”. Basic humanrights are not earned or deserved, and should not be considered a privilege, but an imperative implement for the well-being and peacefulness of mankind. This...
...Humanrights are universal, indivisible and interdependent. Humanrights are what make us human. When we speak of the right to life, or development, or to dissent and diversity, we are speaking of tolerance. Tolerance will ensure all freedoms. Without it, we can be certain of none.
<br>The raging ethnic cleansing in Kosovo is an example of intolerance. The Serbians will not tolerate the Albanians at any cost. They are forcing them from their homes, turning the streets into killing fields. This civil war seems unstoppable because of the intolerance of one race against another. No respect for individual rights, basic humanrights.
<br>Another example is right in our own back yard. I am speaking of hate crimes which plague our society. They are no different today than centuries ago when slavery was allowed. One race against another. One religion against another, it is all the same. Hate is the opposite of tolerance. We can only live together through an expression of tolerance of the differences each of us brings into this world. We should embrace the differences and share the differences. For this is how we learn, through each others' differences. Tolerance in all cultures is the basis of peace and progress.
<br>Our country was founded on the basic idea that all man and women are created equal with liberty...
...Democratic Kompuchea . In that time, no less than one million people were perished by genocide, starvasation, slavery, sickness and other arbitrary executions. To prevent such atrocities in the future, there are legal responses and non-legal responses to deal with the contemporary humanrights issues which is genocide.
First of all, legal responses refer to the UN humanright treaties and Genocide Convention that were adopted in 1948 and approved the Universal Declaration of HumanRight (UDHR) by the United Nation.
The Genocide Convention (1948) outlaws genocide, crime against humanity and crime under international law . All participating countries that ratified the convention will be prevented and punished the genocide in the war or a peace of time.
The Declarations defines the civil and political rights ( including the right to life, the right of liberty, and a fair trial) as well as the economic social and cultural rights( including the right to social security and participating in cultural right in one’s community).
In this case, Cambodia was a party that ratified the Genocide Convention on 14.10.1950. It was enforceable where the Senior Leader of Khmer Rouge between1975 -1979 under the definition of Convention. In contradiction, it was enforceable but it could not desist the...
A right that is believed to belong justifiably to every person. Humanrights are commonly understood as "inalienable fundamental rights to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being. Humanrights are thus conceived as universal (applicable everywhere) and egalitarian (the same for everyone). Theserights may exist as natural rights or as legal rights, in both national andinternational law.
What are humanrights?
Humanrights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our humanrights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.
Universal humanrights are often expressed and guaranteed by law, in the forms of treaties, customary international law, general principles and other sources of international law. International humanrights law lays down obligations of Governments to act in certain ways or to refrain from certain acts, in order to promote and...
HumanRights Research Paper
Savannah State University
November 21, 2014
In this essay I will express my view of what I consider to be basic humanrights and what the violation of humanrights is and why it is wrong and unethical. Examples will be provided from events throughout history that demonstrated violation of humanrights.HumanRights Violation Research Paper
The freedom to express an opinion and to act freely without violating the rights of others is known as humanrights. This refers to the basic merits and liberties to which all humans are entitled. The topic of humanrights is a very controversial subject that has received lot of attention over the years. Many people may have different opinions on what frames humanrights but the majority of society believes that everyone should have the same privileges. Regardless of religion, race, or gender, all individuals have the rights to the same freedoms.
Globally speaking the world has faced a lot of human discrimination jointly in the past years, and these humanrights violations are still going on today. All human...
...Humanrights in Pakistan:-
Pakistan’s humanrights situation is a complex one, as a result of the country's diversity, large population, its status as a developing country and a sovereign, Islamic republic as well as an Islamic democracy with a mixture of both Islamic and colonial secular laws. The Constitution of Pakistan provides for fundamental rights, which include freedom of speech, freedom of thought, freedom of information, freedom of religion, freedom of association, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly and the right to bear arms. These clauses are generally respected in practice. Clauses also provide for an independent Supreme Court, separation of executive and judiciary, an independent judiciary, independent HumanRights commission and freedom of movement within the country and abroad.
Although the government has enacted measures to counter any problems, abuses remain. Furthermore, courts suffer from lack of funds, outside intervention, and deep case backlogs that lead to long trial delays and lengthy pretrial detentions. Many observers inside and outside Pakistan contend that Pakistan’s legal code is largely concerned with crime, national security, and domestic tranquility and less with the protection of individual rights.
In May 2012, President Asif Ali Zardari signed the National Commission for Human...