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SCOPE OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS. What are rights?. Those things which one is morally or legally entitled to have or to do. Ideas of what citizens rights are in Canada and globally have changed through time. (Similar to concepts of democracy)

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Scope of rights and freedoms

SCOPE OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS


What are rights

What are rights?

  • Those things which one is morally or legally entitled to have or to do.

  • Ideas of what citizens rights are in Canada and globally have changed through time. (Similar to concepts of democracy)

  • These changes are reflected in our social and political conditions today


Civil rights

Civil Rights

  • Prevalent in the 18th century.

  • Equality before the law

  • Liberty of the person.

  • Freedom of speech, thought and religion.

  • The right to own property.


Political rights

Political Rights

  • 19th century

  • Right to participate in elections.

  • Right to run for and hold office.

  • Right to vote.


Social rights

Social Rights

  • 20th century

  • Right to a certain standard of economic and social well-being.

  • Right to participate fully in society.


Democratic rights 21 st century fundamental rights

Democratic Rights 21st Century-Fundamental rights

Freedom From

Freedom To

The premise that all people have the right to:

  • Protection from injustice:

  • Violence

  • Exploitation

  • Abuse

  • Torture

The premise that all people have the right to participate

in human activities that allow one to develop fully:


Democratic rights 21 st century fundamental rights1

Democratic Rights 21st Century-Fundamental rights

Freedom From:

Freedom To:

Have basic survival needs met so to be free from more subtle injustices of poverty, hunger, lack of health care and environmental pollution.

The right to:

  • Education

  • Practice ones religion

  • Culture

  • Language

  • Freedom

  • Freedom of expression

  • Join a group or association

  • Free access to information


Civil responsibilities

Civil Responsibilities

  • Responsibilities: A duty or obligation.

  • Citizens of democratic countries responsibilities, are directly linked with our rights.

  • The right and responsibilities that we are given function as checks and balances for our actions.

    For example I have a right to drive a car but I must do it safely.


General civil responsibilities

General Civil Responsibilities

  • Being informed about the issues that affect our society.

  • Respecting the ideas and rights of others.

  • Using skills and abilities in a socially useful manner that is productive to society.

  • Actively protecting your as well as others rights.

  • Improving our communities


Responsibilities that are governed by laws

Responsibilities that are governed by Laws

RULE OF LAW

“The principle that people are governed by laws and that no one is above the law.”

Common Good

“The premise that all citizens have the responsibility to fully contribute to community development.”


Responsibilities that are governed by laws1

Responsibilities that are governed by Laws

Writ of Habeas Corpus

No one can be held or imprisoned without just cause/explanation and anyone who is detained has the right to appear before the courts within a reasonable time.

If necessary the government or anyone detaining anyone can be forced to present that person with a “Writ of Habeas Corpus.”


Majority rule vs minority rights

Majority Rule vs. Minority Rights

Majority Rule

Minority Rights

  • “The principle that the opinion of the majority should prevail.”

  • “The principle that the rights of the minority must be safe guarded.”


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