Human Rights�Introduction

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Human Rights—Introduction 18/02/2007 15:23:00 What are they? They vary worldwide, are human rights  universal? o Right to life, to be living o Spiritual expression o Freedom of consience o Right to share resources fully and fairly o Expectations of what government provides Freedom of speech Ranges from global resources to individual expression Largely focused on, created in the last 60 years OBJECTIVES Study the  international system o International Court of Justice- about 100 years old Centered in the Hague Justices serve life terms Tries crimes of one country v. another Bosnia, Serbia, Yugoslavia  Slobodan Milosevic tried by the  international court War Crimes, genocide, systematic rape o UN has human rights bureaucracy in Geneva Enforcement—by courts, governments, etc. o Systems of Justice do not exist at the international level without  enforcement through states Learn development of Human Rights o December 10 th —International Human Rights Day 12/10/48—Universal Declaration of Human Rights is passed by  the UN result of WWII, genocide of the Jews, Homosexuals,  Gypsies, mentally handicapped, and the slavs
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Were steps earlier on EXAMINE CURRENT ISSUES o Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post, the BBC,
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