How major is the concept of equality compared to human rights?
Equality ensures individuals have equal opportunity
No one should have poorer chances
Equality recognises particular characteristics
Equality concept comes from many different discrimination laws like: The Equal Pay Act, The Race Relations Act, and The Equality Act
The Equality Act brings together existing acts and requirements and makes the laws clearer and simpler
The Equality Act meets needs of disabled people as well
Equality is the belief that everyone should have equal opportunity to do and achieve things, no matter their disabilities or wealth. It was introduced recently, in 2010, in The Equality Act. Equality is improving in the modern day, but their are still many things that are not fair. The Equality Act is like “law insurance”. Made the older rules or concepts on equality simple, easy to understand, and more ensured. Positive action toward equality is being taken which benefits people with disabilities, especially children at school.
What arguments are for and against same sex marriage and its relation to equality?
How does same sex marriage relate to equality?
Is equality a principle, concept, or law?
Equality is a key principle of human rights
Equality states that “all people are equal before the law and are entitled without discrimination to the equal protection of the law”
The equality act takes action against discrimination
A major debate in equality is same sex marriage
Civil marriage “should be available”, without discrimination
Equality is a key principle in human rights. There have been many acts and obligations on equality and human rights, as well as ‘smaller’ concepts such as same-sex marriage and discrimination. People are arguing over issues that are using basic principles of equality, like discrimination and non-descrimination. Equality ‘supports’ marriage equality.
Is there a separate list for children and/or adults?
Are all human rights enforced by law?
Does war break the law of human rights and if it does then in what way/ways?
If there is a main “company” behind human rights, what is it called and what does it do?
Human Rights are not an abstract concept
They are protected by law and several acts
They are basic rights and freedoms
Based on several values : dignity, fairness, equality, respect and independence
Apply to all global citizens, no matter of religion, background or beliefs and values
Human rights come from things in history like Magna Carta 1215.
There are acts like The Human Rights act that makes these rights part of our domestic law
Human Rights belong to a person from birth until death. They are rights and freedoms that apply, regardless of background, religion or beliefs. Human Rights cannot be taken away. Some of the basic human rights are fairness, freedom of speech, equality, respect and independence. Human Rights are defined and protected by the law, from multiple acts regarding the topic, such as the Human Rights Act (1998). Human Rights guarantee freedom and allow people to progress in life with dignity and fairness.
Final Answer To Question 1: Equality is mainly the belief of equal opportunity to do, change, or achieve things. The principle has no limitations from sources such as wealth, background, culture, skin colour and gender. It is the belief that every person has equal rights and responsibilities, regardless of the above listed “limitation” sources. It is one of the main key principles in human rights, because of its direct relation to people are how they are allowed, permitted and/or expected to act. It is established in many treaties and acts, all of which relate in some way to human rights, or an act of human rights. Many things like gay marriage, racism, and other world issues, are argued or discussed under the topic of equality and human rights, because of the way they relate directly to people. Equality at the moment is more of a concept than law, however, acts and declarations have been passed forward to “enforce” some of the concepts of equality. In the modern day, equality and human rights are concepts being highly debated, and it is unclear of an exact worded definition of both.
Question 2: What are human rights and how has the definition changed throughout history?
Who has changed the “definition” of the concept, and who does it in the present day?
How has the concept been changed?
Is there a written set of human rights or of its “subsets”?
How much does the “definition” change by today, and how much did it change in the past?
Do major events impact the understanding or perception of human rights?
Human rights are interdependent and interrelated
They belong to any person no matter age, gender, colour, belief or any other social status
Belongs to all humans
Some rights include: right to life, right to education, and equality
Humans have rights, obligations and responsibilities
Some obligations include: respecting human rights of yourself and others around you
Human rights belong to any person, no matter their social status. This includes gender, age background, colour, beliefs, origin, language and many others. Every human has human rights, but also has responsibilities and obligations. Some human rights are right to life, education, security, safety and equality. Some obligations (or responsibilities) include respecting and fulfilling human rights, of yourself and others, and refraining from interfering with human rights.
Does each person have a “value”? If so in the human rights concept can this “value” be higher or lower for some people? And how could this “value” change?
What are human rights based on? Are there other principles (like equality) that make it up?
Human rights belong to every person, regardless of aspects such as background, history, gender, skin colour, age, or others.
Based on principles like dignity, honour, equality etc.
Shared across cultures, religions and philosophies.
Human rights “cornerstone” of strong communities.
Two of the aims of human rights are: having everyone contribute and being included.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was founded 1948, enforces human rights laws.
Human rights belong to all humans, regardless of aspects of social status such as family history, background, relationships, skin colour, gender and more. It is based on many “sub-principles”, like dignity, respect, equality and many more. These are shared across cultures, religions and philosophies. These principles are about being treated fairly and having the ability of choice. One of the main declarations of human rights is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This declaration outlines and enforces laws or concepts and principles of the human rights concept.
When was the human rights concept established first and by who?
What efforts have been made to human rights?
Not a very useful source, had only limited information.
However contained lots of information on the History of human rights, and how revolutions progressed our understanding of the topic.
Human Rights have been declared in many acts
Magna Carta was one of the first
In history Human Rights were very different
The real idea of Human Rights came after World War 2
The United Nations were a lead company for human rights
The United Nations and the concept of Human Rights came after World War 2. This was because of the horrific tragedies and treatment of people in the war. Governments decided to act and do something, and made the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This was for all global citizens, and was the first world act on the concept. In history there have been many revolutions where people took a stance to create something that progressed human knowledge on the topic and the world. The Magna Carta was an example of this, when English barons spoke up against the King to receive more rights. There have been many more examples in history as well, though.
Final Answer To Question 2: Human rights are rights that belong to every global citizen (every person on Earth). They are fundamental in making sure that everybody receives equal treatment and respect. These rights have no limitations for gender, age, skin colour, physical aspects or appearance, and many more. The idea of Human Rights began in 1215, when English barons fought for less rights of the King and more for them and everyone else, to create a more stable and balanced government system. Along with many other acts, the Magna Carta has been incredibly important and influential for other ideas and concepts to arise. After World War 2, governments and countries around the world decided to act together and make a universal declaration. Thus was born the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the United Nations (the leading company of Human Rights and Equality). Since then, ideas, inspirations and revolutions have refined our understanding of Human Rights, and ensured safety, treatment and respect of all humans.
Question 1:Who has shaped or influenced human rights and how and what did they do?
Notes/Comments The history of human rights can be found in these past documents: Constitution of Medina, Al-Risalah al-Huquq, Magna Carta, the Twelve Articles of Memmingen, the English Bill of Rights, the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, and the Bill of Rights in the United States Constitution. I wrote this because i thought it would be very important to see the evidence of human rights in the past.
Notes/Comments The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was the first law of many to be in ‘charge’ of human rights We chose this bit of info because it tells us the law implemented on human rights
Notes/Comments Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, etc. Chose this to show the people who shaped human rights.
Final Answer Lots of people contributed to human rights, past or modern. Organisations have been in control of ‘human rights’ for periods of time before they need to be updated. Human rights is a concept which gives power to a certain circle of people leaving out the ‘rest’ to suffer. Since 1870, black people couldn’t have the right to vote but President Lyndon Johnson signed a law to legalise black people voting. Singular people have shaped human rights like Martin Luther King in 1963 who spoke about equality to the black people. Lots of different people from all around the globe like John F. Kennedy who was the youngest person to be voted into the white house. He changed how all of us thought about black people and to this day, People remember him as a champion of freedom even though his policies on civil rights were declined.
Question 2: Why was the concept of human rights create?
Notes/Comments The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a declaration made by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, France. I found this text to guide me to think who made human rights and where.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted because of the experience of world war II in 1948, three years after the war. Throughout Europe and Asia millions of people were left in ruins because of the world wars and millions of people dead.This was the first time that countries took action because of future world wars. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a declaration made by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, France. The President Franklin Roosevelt’s widow, the Commission set out to make a draft of the document that would become the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was adopted and used by the United Nations on December 10, 1948. There was a vote to commence human rights and 48 countries of the 56 countries voted in favor of the declaration. The 8 countries that abstained were Byelorussia, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Soviet Union, Ukraine, Union of South Africa, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia.
QUESTION 1: How do human rights differ from country to country and how does this shape or influence the country?
USA Police Brutality, mainly towards black people INDONESIA Hundreds of christians and Muslims killed in brawls. HAITI poorest country in western hemisphere CHINA commit the most executions in the world and some people will be innocent TUNISIA have lied about their achievements in human rights ISRAEL terrorists are common in israel BURMA 1980s 1000s were killed AUSTRALIA suffragettes and aboriginals being allowed to vote EUROPE 20th century it was common for wars but since then the countries have co-operated well
Political leaders Monarchs Terrorists Brutal Killings Women rights
Burma, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Libya, North Korea and Sudan are at the top of the global list for worst human rights In North Korea, human rights abuse is plentiful. Prisoners, mostly made up of impoverished individuals locked up for committing petty crimes in their efforts to survive, are subject to horrific treatment. In South Sudan, bloody massacres occurred, claiming the lives of 100,000 refugees. Worst countries What is wrong Why this is
Human rights will differ from country because of their leader, such as north Korea and their leader Kim Jong Un who has changed the way that people are treated for crimes and other differences. As well as monarchs who will usually have authority over the high court in that country meaning they will be able to rule out anything that has been decided in parliament. It will depend on the rules and how strict that country is to stopping racism and for example the amount of racism that country has such as police brutality towards black people in the USA although people with white skin would do the same thing people in America (Police mainly) would naturally treat the black people for doing the exact same thing. Also terrorists are slaughtering people every day giving some people a choice to live and fight for them or be killed and not fight. These people don’t get a choice and that is the opposite of human rights. They should be allowed to live and work and do the things ordinary people do.
QUESTION 2: What is racism and how does it relate to human rights?
NOTES/COMMENTS believing your race is superior to another race; offensive or aggressive behaviour towards somebody because of their race; believing some groups do not fit in Australia; actively avoiding or excluding people from a specific cultural background because you believe they don’t belong with you or you just don’t want to include them believing everyone should behave according to certain values which are called ‘national’ but are not. What is Racism How does Racism happen
NOTES/COMMENTS Ensure more Australians recognise that racism is unacceptable in our community Give more Australians the tools & resources to take practical action against racism Empower individuals & organisations to prevent & respond effectively to racism What to do to prevent racism
NOTES/COMMENTS Everyone should be respected Live a good life Not be worried because of their race Be included in society Inclusion fairness
SUMMARY Racism is where somebody is rejected neglected or bullied because of their skin colour, background or their beliefs. An example of this is that because many Islamic State followers are Muslim many people will not want to interact them because they believe they are all terrorists because they are all from the same race. As well as that Racism will also mean that somebody feels that because of their race they are superior or they do not have the same values as the country you have values from. Racism will affect people as they will feel depressed as they are not included in society and they are not always respected and will not feel good about themselves. Although a group called racism stops with me is trying to come up with ideas that will help prevent racism.
Question 1: Can human rights be changed and if so, how?
People can take officials to court if they believe that they have been breaching human rights
OVERALL SUMMARY / ANSWER Although the human rights act was originally made in 1948 by Eleanor Roosevelt, it can and has been changed, for things like women’s votes and worker’s rights. But it hasn’t only been changed to make new rights. Owning slaves used to be considered a right, and that rule has now been abolished. Human rights can be changed by big organisations with many people on their side, and through protests. If we didn’t change our rights, we wouldn’t have improved from the 1950s. Human rights have changed hugely over time, and will probably still be changing for many years to come.
Question 2: Why do people reject the use of human rights?
Shows how ordinary people might be against human rights
There are some people who think the UN is a conspiracy to turn into a new world order
Some attempts at creating world laws are seen as anti-freedom
OVERALL SUMMARY/ ANSWER: From the time it was conceived, there were people who rejected the use of human rights. The Soviet Union wouldn’t follow them as they wanted other rights to be included. Even now, in the present day, there are people who defy human rights. In Rio de Janeiro, police torture and execute people they arrest, in an effort to get information from them. In fact, out of the 193 countries in the UN, 150 still commit torture. There are also terrorist groups like ISIS who blatantly deny the use of human rights. They reject the right to freedom of religion and belief. They think that people should only believe in Islam, and plan to destroy Christianity - “We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women, by the permission of Allah, the Exalted”. They even reject the basic right to life, by killing, forcing abortion and committing terrorist attacks around the world. And it’s not just terrorists. Ordinary people can be against human rights, as they think that the UN is a conspiracy to make a new world order that would be anti-freedom.
Question 1: When did we consider human rights to be important?
It limits the power the government has over the people It means that the leaders of the state or country have to give the declared rights to the people and protect them The website gave good information on what human rights gave that was important to all of us
Everyone has the right to freely think, alter their religion and in general, be different from others. They may hold opinion on a matter and not be punished by the government for their different thinking.
This website contained more elaborate information on why rights really are important.
They get basic supplements such as shelter, food and water. To not be distinguished by race or colour and discriminated for their beliefs and race. Information presented in this website gave good information but not as sophisticated. Although it is more basic the information is still useful.
Human rights gives the powerless and needy, things that they never had. Such as the basic necessities for survival;food water and shelter. It gives people power over the government although they may not know it, as it gives power to the people through opinion and choice. Meaning that the government cannot control the people, through abuse of the power they gained. Human rights makes it so people will not be discriminated through racism.beliefs and other ways of physical and mental abuse. People have the right to be free, hold opinion, make choices, believe in a different faith and in general, just be different from others without being jeered at. It’s like how Kennedy gave the Native Americans the right to go to a white man’s restaurant, toilet and even buses. This is what human rights promotes internationally, to not discriminate others, but welcome them with open arms accept that everyone is different.
Question 2: What other reasons except for racism were the human rights created and why were these bad?
Human rights were created after WW 2 and were made to look beyond war and find peace and accept everyone in a peaceful environment. People of many cultural backgrounds from around the world all met to form human rights Quite good information on the answer to my question and the information was well backed up.
During the ends of WW 2 when Japan and Germany were nearly defeated by the Allied Forces, representatives from fifty different countries met to promote peace internationally and stop future wars from happening. The information here and in Source1 back each other up, although the information is different in most of the notes
It shows what the Germans and Japanese did that influenced the birth of human rights. The information that is written shows many influences, such as the millions of refugees who had their homes destroyed across the planet The information here answers the question very well and the information is very helpful and it is backed up by logical thinking.
The reasons to why human rights were made besides racism; Although racism and discrimination of any form played quite a big part in its creation. Some of the other reasons were to seek peace and to beyond war. The other reason was to give refuge to the millions of people scattered around the planet, who desperately needed life’s necessities to ensure their survival. One of the reasons why there were so many refugees was because of the brutal method used by the Germans and the Japanese. Which involved taking countries by force and destroying homes and whole cities. This left many stranded and lost in a warzone. After these events representatives from over 50 countries, met to share their beliefs and form the articles of human rights. Which impacts our world in many ways.
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