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HUMAN RIGHTS

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  1. HUMAN RIGHTS Global Issues Unit Lesson 1

  2. Objectives • Define human rights and identify the 2 basic categories. • Examine Universal Declaration of Human Rights. • Identify key international human rights documents.

  3. Warm Up • What are human rights? • What are the 2 basic categories? • Basic freedoms & rights to which all individuals are entitled. • Political & Civil • Economic, Social, and Cultural

  4. Activity • Ranking Human Rights • Take 2 rights at a time and place them in order. • Pick up your next right, place it within existing order…repeat until all rights placed. • Class Top 3 and Bottom 3

  5. Think-Pair-Share • What does indivisibility mean? Are these rights indivisible? • Can’t separate categories – can’t have one without other – if violate one, affect others

  6. The Story of Human Rights • US & French Revolutions – Rights of people • Geneva Conventions – Victims armed conflict • League of Nations – 1st international forum • WWII Justification – Turning point, FDR’s 4 Freedoms • Nuremburg Trials – Transcend state sovereignty & individual immunity • UN Charter – International standards

  7. Universal Declaration of Human Rights • Adopted Dec 10, 1948 • 1st formal, universal recognition of human rights ; vision of ideal world • All human beings born free and entitled to: • Civil Rights • Legal Rights • Economic Rights • Social Rights Chairwoman Eleanor Roosevelt

  8. Universal Declaration of Human Rights • How does membership in UN promote human rights? • http://www.choices.edu/resources/scholarsonline/allee/sa9.php • 30 Principles PSA • Video translates articles into highlights.

  9. International Law of Human Rights • UDHR (1948) • ICCPR – International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966) • ICESCR - International CovenantonEconomic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966) • Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (1951) • International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (1965) • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (1979) • Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (1984) • Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989)

  10. Human Rights Council • Est. 1946 as Commission on Human Rights – HRC in 2006 • Promote rights & freedoms for all • Investigation & interventionism • Reviews practices of member States • Criticisms: ineffective, protective political blocs, ignores gross violations/slow to react, anti-Israeli sentiment, membership

  11. Closure • Is it really reasonable to try to give the same rights to everyone in the world? Why/why not?

  12. Homework • Reading & Guided Reading Questions “Human Rights in Practice”