Human Rights

Introduction International relations continue to re-shape feminism by its increased articulation of the ideology through an enhanced global discourse that pursues the embodiment of human rights. The global community continues to take cognisance of the fact that justifying feminist action is a humanitarian cause that seeks nothing but the good for all humanity (NGO Working […]

Human Rights of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Perceptions of people with intellectual disabilities have changed over time in that, the society no longer view them as disabled members but see them as having unique abilities that require nurturing. Since disability is not inability, human rights’ advocates argue that perception of people with disabilities as disabled is discriminative and therefore call for their […]

The Effect of Terrorism on Human Rights: The Clash between the human rights advocates and victims of terrorism

Abstract Over the recent past, the issue of terrorism has raised a major security concern in the world. This has increased the need to have effective counter terrorism measures. However, the fight against terrorism has led to controversy between the measures taken by the state counter terrorism committee and the views of human right organizations. […]

The European Human Rights System

Introduction In an effort to shield themselves from the horrors of the World War II that had devastated most of Europe, the European countries established the European human rights system consisting of a series of intergovernmental organizations. Among the organizations established is the Council of Europe (COE) “with the mandate of protecting and promoting human […]

Human Rights and Social Transformation

Introduction Over centuries, various governments have held convections, which aim at addressing various issues concerning human rights a result of which various human rights codes are established. Attempts to come with harmonized bill of human rights has existed throughout history since ancient times with religious people contributing vigorously compared to the people possessing political intents. […]

The concept of Human Rights

Introduction Normally, the conventional comprehension of human rights is the absolute basic rights to which an individual is naturally entitled because he or she is a human being. Therefore, human rights are considered universal (valid the world over) and egalitarian (no different for everybody). These rights might be present as natural rights or as legal […]

Human Rights: Universalism, Marxism, Communitarianism

The Marxist and the communitarians have a common perception about Universalism. They all believe in the inefficiency and incompetence of Universalism. They also stipulate that Universalism is demolishing the global community. However, Marxist and Communitarians hold different views regarding perspectives against the Universalist conceptualization of human rights. According to Marxism, individual’s rights are created through […]

The challenge of human rights and cultural diversity

The introduction of this article clearly states the events that have unfolded as a result of pluralism. It is very factual that regardless of the growing global transition characterized by dwindling geographical demarcation, the desire to cling on to cultural values remains engraved in people’s minds and hearts. This is because cultural identity and values […]

Debate between John Stuart Mill and Immanuel Kant theories on the sources of human rights

Introduction One main reason why human rights have been put in place is to protect the public life and public space of every individual being. One fundamental characteristic of human rights is that they are equal rights; they are aimed at providing protection to every person in an equal way. These rights have been entrenched […]

Impact of Human Rights on Society

As earlier observed, human rights are all those situations, circumstances and phenomenal rights that human beings enjoy simply by virtue of being human. Therefore, the society is the recipient of whatever deviations from that. A society which does not observe members’ rights has a feeling oppression. This may lead to accumulation of anger, dissatisfaction and […]

Challenges for universal human rights

Introduction A fair number of countries around the world have been criticised for poor human rights implementation. It is essential to study them and determine why these nations have not embraced universal human principles because behind every observation is an underlying ideological or philosophical premise. At this point, one must recognise that there are two […]

Human Rights in Asia

These are fundamental rights and freedoms accorded to every individual irrespective of his or her gender, religion, color, race, language or ethnic group. Under human rights, there is no discrimination as the rights are mutually dependent, interconnected and undividable. For example, every human being has the right to live and express opinions freely; and right […]

Human rights and freedoms

Human rights and freedoms are thought to be one of the most important concepts in the world. Many nations are behind in setting up or upholding the laws that protect a person from violation of personal character. The Constitution is a major piece of legislation that ensures equal treatment and lawful rights of a human […]

Social Media: A force for Political and Human Rights Changes Worldwide

Introduction The media has great power in society since it informs people, provides the basis upon which people make sense of new information presented to them, and focuses attention on particular issues. For this reason, traditional media such as TV, radio, and newspaper have influenced the society greatly over the past century. However, with the […]

Concerning the Human Rights of Immigrants: Policies, Approaches and Stereotypes

Despite a long-lasting struggle for people’s rights, in the present-day world, there are still certain social groups whose rights remain infringed. One of such, immigrants are I desperate need for their rights to be protected. Unlike any other social group, immigrants often do not have the ability to voice their concerns and problems fully, which […]

Protection of Human Rights of Immigrants

Over the past few decades, immigration has increased as people around the world search of better opportunities in different nations. However, not all host nations have been welcoming to these immigrants. In some cases, immigrants have been subjected to biased attacks, discrimination, abusive detention conditions, and denial of due process during the deportation proceedings. In […]

What is the UN Human Rights Council?

Introduction The principal drive for founding the United Nations was security and economic development as the world had just emerged from an international armed conflict that had devastated many nations. However, the advancement of human rights emerged as a secondary goal of this international organization. The quest to both protect and promote human rights was […]

The Taliban and Human Rights

Several cases of human rights abuse have surfaced with accusations labeled against the extremist outfit called the Taliban based in Afghanistan. Classified by most countries as a terrorist group, the Taliban group has been in the international media for serious cases on human rights abuse in form of unlawful detention, assault, decapitation, conspiracy to commit […]

Effects of War on Humanity in Terms of Human Rights

Introduction Although war starts due to negative administrative assertion such as affirmations by administration catalyze its emergence. Good example of affirmation include the indications that war in Iraq stated because Iraq was in violation of some U.N. Security Councils Resolutions, such as being in possession of weapons of mass destruction. Fight for peace is also […]

Human Rights in Catholic Teachings

The Catholic Churchhas expressed human rights issues in various platforms since time immemorial.In recent times, the Magisterium of the Roman Pontiffs has been used as the principle means of human rights interventions. The Popes have successfully used Encyclicals to convey various facets of the social doctrine of the Catholic Church. Consequently, the social doctrine, (preceded […]