Human rights

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Interest of• Philip Alston
• Ajamu Baraka
• Brian Barder
• Steve Biko
• Vladimir Bukovsky
• Equality and Human Rights Commission
• European Convention on Human Rights
• Human Rights Watch
• Jacob Mchangama
• National Council for Civil Liberties
• John Ruggie
• Rutherford Institute
• Phil Shiner
• UN/Human Rights Council

“Ironically, in light of its long-stated commitment to upholding human rights at home and in its foreign policy, the US government today poses a threat to the universality of human rights.”
Human Rights Watch (1999)  [1]

Official narrative

Problems

Children have a right to be forced to go to school:- "Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory."[2]


 

An example

Page nameDescription
Right to a fair trial

 

Related Quotations

PageQuoteAuthorDate
"State of emergency"Rights aren't rights if someone can take them away, They're privileges.”George Carlin
"Strike Hard Campaign"“The Strike Hard Campaign has shown complete disregard for the rights of Turkic Muslims to be presumed innocent until proven guilty. In Xinjiang, authorities have created a system that considers individuals suspicious based on broad and dubious criteria, and then generates lists of people to be evaluated by officials for detention. Official documents state that individuals “who ought to be taken, should be taken,” suggesting the goal is to maximize the number of people they find “untrustworthy” in detention. Such people are then subjected to police interrogation without basic procedural protections. They have no right to legal counsel, and some are subjected to torture and mistreatment, for which they have no effective redress, as we have documented in our September 2018 report. The result is Chinese authorities, bolstered by technology, arbitrarily and indefinitely detaining Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang en masse for actions and behavior that are not crimes under Chinese law.”1 May 2019
Harry Ferguson“Sadly, my advice today to any aspiring recruit who values the defence of human rights would be to stay away and do something better with their lives. The intelligence services are not what they were. Above all, they have forgotten the lessons that we learned during the struggle against Irish terrorism: that brutality and injustice are not the answer, they simply fuel the next generation of terrorists.”Harry Ferguson

 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:House Negrobook extract1 March 2012Denis Rancourt
Document:Human Rights Record of the United States in 2013report28 February 2014ChinaA report on the Human rights record of the USA through 2013. An official publication of the government of the Peoples Republic of China. A response to the hypocricy of the US government in publishing similar reports on 200 countries and excluding itself - Clearly the US considers itself exempt in such matters.
Document:UK PM Covers Up Crimes Against Humanity – Lectures Sri Lanka on Crimes Against Humanityarticle19 November 2013Felicity ArbuthnotA juxtaposition of the sanctimonious posturing of UK PM David Cameron at the opening of the Commonwealth heads of government conference over Sri Lanka's human rights record, with his own machinations to prevent the Chilcot Inquiry publishing papers fundamental to the understanding of how Blair and Bush engineered the Iraq war.
File:EstablishingNewNormal.pdfreportJuly 2010American Civil Liberties UnionUnder the Obama Administration
File:ICJ report 16-2-09.pdfreport2009This report of the Eminent Jurists Panel, based on one a comprehensive surveys on counter-terrorism and human rights, illustrates how 9-11 has influenced the rollback of civil liberties.
File:The CIA in Western Europe and the Abuse of Human Rights.pdfpaperOctober 2006Daniele GanserA paper addressing assertions from the US State Department that US Field Manual FM30-31B was a Soviet forgery.
File:UN-Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.pdfreport4 January 2011UN Working GroupThe report of the UN Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, established in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 5/1.


References

  1. 1999 World Report Introduction
  2. Article 26, Universal Declaration of Human Rights