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CH. 5. R I G H T S. H U M A N. HUMAN RIGHTS KEY TERMS. HUMAN RIGHTS Fundamental rights to which all people are entitled. STEREOTYPING Having a simplified fixed judgment on a group of people. DISCRIMINATION Treating a person unfairly because of race, religion, ability, etc.

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Human rights key terms

HUMAN RIGHTSKEY TERMS

HUMAN RIGHTS

Fundamental rights to which all

people are entitled

STEREOTYPING

Having a simplified fixed

judgment on a group of people

DISCRIMINATION

Treating a person unfairly because

of race, religion, ability, etc.

PREJUDICE

A preconceived opinion

based on stereotypes or

inadequate information.

HUMAN RIGHTS CODES

Legal documents that protect people

from discrimination.


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PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTSHUMAN RIGHTS – Rights that are considered basic to life in any human society.This concept can vary from society to society.

Residential Schools

THE GLOBAL MOVEMENT

Human rights became a global issue after WW II

UNIVERSAL DECLARATION

OF HUMAN RIGHTS

  • backed by the UN after

  • “all human beings are born free & equal in

    dignity & rights”.

  • Most countries have agreed to these principles.

  • Problem – the only power the UN has is

    ‘world attention.’

    • Not part of binding international law.

Stalin’s Purges

World Abuses

1870-1996Canada’s Indian Act &

Residential Schools

1900-69 Australia ‘Stolen Generation’

1924-53 Stalin

1939-45 Holocaust

1948-94 Apartheid

1959-? Chinese occupied Tibet

1971-79 Dictatorship in Uganda

1989 Tiananmen Square China

1991-99 Civil War Sierra Leone

1992-95 Bosnian War

1994 Rwandan Genocide

2004 Darfur genocide

Apartheid

Protest in China

INTERNATIONAL COURTS

AND TRIBUNALS

1946 International Court of Justice (Both parties had to agree)

2002 a more permanent International Criminal Court established.

USA, China & others opposed (internal courts sufficient)

Rwandan Genocide


Human rights in canada

HUMAN RIGHTS IN CANADA

PROV. HUMAN RIGHTS CODES

Codes are subject to Can. Charter of

Rights & Freedoms.

See Girl/Boys Hockey p. 137.

Annika Sorenstam

CANADIAN HUMAN

RIGHTS ACT – CHRA

Covers Fed. Regulated Business

ie. Banks, airlines, Canada Post,

& National Media

Grounds For Discrimination:

RaceEthnicity

AgeMarital Status

PardonsColour

ReligionGender

Hate mailPay Equity

Sexual Orientation

Physical / Mental Disabilities

The first woman to play

in a men's pro golf

tournament in over 50 years, calls the

Colonial her "own personal Everest."

She leaves it up to others to predict how

her breaking of this gender barrier will

affect the golf world. Men?????


Filing a complaint

FILING A COMPLAINT

Possible

Remedies

-Stop injustice

- $$$$$

-Job

  • Programs

  • Training

Prima Facie

Prove the unjust.

ie. Best person

for job!!


Advocating your rights

Advocating your rights

Tenant vs.

Landlord Rights

  • CANADIAN HUMAN RIGHTS ACT

    • Covers Fed. Regulated Business

      • Banks, airlines, Canada Post, & National Media

  • B.C. Human Rights Code

    • Discrimination (age, ancestory, colour, family/marital status,

      disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation.

    • Employment, tenancy, property, accommodation, services,

      public facilities, & hate propaganda.

    • A Tribunal hears complaints (2009 = 1100)

  • Supreme Court (Highest Court)

    • PM/GG appointed from all regions.

    • Sets Precedent for the country.

  • Aboriginal Rights

    • Residential Schools, poverty, treaty issues, education, fishing.

  • Gender Equity

    • Less pay, out # CEOs, > part time,

  • Preferential Hiring

    • Affirmative action vs. reverse discrimination.

  • Children’s Rights

    • Ministry of Children & Family Dev’t

    • 2007 = 1 in 10 children living in poverty.

      • Debate – less taxes, affordable child care,

        housing, schools

Can you recall

any recent media

stories?

Gender Equity vs.

Preferential Hiring


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