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Introduction to Human Rights

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Allie Krugman

on 14 July 2014

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Transcript of Introduction to Human Rights

Introduction to Human Rights
The UN adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and nations

Human Rights Work in Action
The UN
The Human Rights Committee
World Food Programme
Why study human rights?
Human Rights in Argentina
Trials continue for those involved in the 1976-1983 dictatorship
The supreme court has defended the right of pre-trial detainees to be held in adequate conditions
The Supreme Court has discussed the right to abortion in specific cases
Human Rights in Our Daily Lives
When/where we go to school
When/where we worship
When we debate or criticize government policies
When we get a job or join a trade union
What are "human rights"?
Enable all persons to participate in a free and democratic society
Encourage respect for others
Empower people with a framework for action
Educate ourselves and others
What are our rights?
To understand the responsibility of every individual to speak and act every day in the name of human rights.
Activity: 30 fundamental human rights
Other examples?
How Can I Participate?
Inform others of their basic rights
Ask questions
Create dialogue
Open up activities to all varieties of participants
You can make a difference!
Why do you think it is important to talk about human rights?

Which human right do you think is the most important? Why?
Government corruption and lack of access to public services
Lack of access to contraception
Issues with poor prison conditions and police discrimination
Adapted from 2013 Human Rights Presentation, Educating in Human Rights, Workshop Presentation Draft; humanrights.com
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