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WorPol 11-6 Human Rights and Conflict

WorPol 11-6 Human Rights and Conflict - • between 8&...

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Human Rights Definition of human rights o Rights one has simply b/c one is a human being Sources o Natural law o Morals/Religion/Ethics o Legal o Civil Society Why important? o Protection from arbitrary intervention into their lives by their government/ country Human Needs Theory Burton’s Theory of Needs o Identity o Recognition o Security o Personal development Maslow’s Theory of Needs o Basic needs o Social and relational o Self-actualization and one’s developmental potential o Luxury aspirations Children and armed conflict More than 2 million children have died as a direct result of armed conflict over the last decade More than three times that number have been permanently disabled/injured 1 million + have been orphaned
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Unformatted text preview: • between 8 & 10K are killed and maimed by landmines yearly • an estimated 20million children have been forced to flee their homes because of conflict and uman rights violations and are living as refugees in neighboring countries or are internally displaced • an estimated 200,000 – 300,000 child soldiers Refugess and IDPs • 8.4 million refugees in the world • 20-25 million internally displaced people globally War and Destruction • destruction of homes • destruction of agricultural lands • destruction of water sources • destruction of educational centers, hospitals, infrastructure, medical services...
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