WorPol 11-6 Human Rights and Conflict

WorPol 11-6 Human Rights and Conflict - between 8 & 10K...

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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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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course SIS 105 taught by Professor Chong during the Fall '07 term at American.

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