Human Rights and Democracy
The protection of fundamental human rights was a foundation stone in the establishment of the United States over 200 years ago. Since then, a central goal of U.S. foreign policy has been the promotion of respect for human rights, as embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human …
Human rights and health
The right to health is one of a set of internationally agreed human rights standards, and is inseparable or ‘indivisible’ from these other rights. This means achieving the right to health is both central to, and dependent upon, the realisation of other human rights, to food, housing, work, education, information, and participation.
The human right to sanitation was explicitly recognized as a distinct right by the UN General Assembly in 2015. (UN, 2016) Only 14 countries report high levels of community and user participation for collaborative management and decision-making. (UN-Water)
The Human Rights-Based Approach
To fulfil a right means to take active steps to put in place, laws, policies, institutions and procedures, including the allocation of resources, to enable people to enjoy their rights. Mechanisms for protecting human rights A number of UN treaty bodies mechanisms
Human Rights and Capabilities
· PDF 檔案Human Rights and Capabilities AMARTYA SEN Amartya Sen is Lamont University Professor at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA Abstract The two concepts — human rights and capabilities — go well with each other, so long as we do not try to subsume
‘Protest is a human right’: one long week in Bristol, a city with a history of dissent Published: 27 Mar 2021 Home Office revives plan to deport non-UK rough sleepers
International Federation for Human Rights
FIDH federates 192 Human Rights NGOs. Since 1922, FIDH fights for Freedom, Justice, Democracy and denounces human rights violations. The FIDH defends all the rights set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and
Human Rights Institute
The Human Rights Institute (HRI) is the focal point of human rights at Georgetown Law and helps ensure the Law Center’s place as a center of excellence in human rights teaching and training and in producing policy-relevant and influential human rights ideas and
A Healthy Environment as a Human Right
· The human right to a healthy environment has been recognized in a number of regional human rights treaties, including in Africa and Latin America. And in fact, the majority of the world’s
Freedom of speech
Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)—Article 19 states that “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers”.
· The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is an independent third party which investigates complaints about discrimination and human rights breaches. Human rights recognise the inherent value of each person, regardless of background, …
Women’s Human Rights and Gender Equality
Women’s rights are the fundamental human rights that were enshrined by the United Nations for every human being on the planet nearly 70 years ago. These rights include the right to live free from violence, slavery, and discrimination; to be educated; to own property; to vote; and to earn a fair and equal wage.
Human rights legal definition of human rights
human rights certain rights which are thought to be enjoyed by everyone, usually against – at least – their government. A modern concept, at least under this name, human rights are legally significant in the UK and Europe because of the incorporation into UK law by the Scotland Act 1998 and the Human Rights Act 1998 (effective October 2000) of the EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS, ratified