Week 16 Human Rights

Week 16 Human Rights - Vienna Conference/Bangkok...

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International Relations and Human Rights
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4 Reasons for Global Attention on Human Rights (Final EXAM) 1. Publicity given by media 2. Efforts of prominent individuals 3. Activism by private groups 4. Promotion by United States
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Human Rights Negative Rights - Those that prevent a government from interfering with individual freedom Positive Rights - What governments are obliged to provide for citizens in regards to social and political welfare
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Cultural Relativism “What one culture sees as a human right, another culture may not. As we see them, human rights are mostly derived from Western culture.”
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International Forums Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948 International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, 1960s Int’l Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights, 1966 Convention on the Rights of Children, 1989
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Unformatted text preview: Vienna Conference/Bangkok Declaration, 1993 Fourth World Conference on Women, 1995 World Conference on Women Six Key Gender Issues: 1. Freedom to decide issues related to sexuality 2. Prohibition of violence against women 3. Discrimination against female infants and girls 4. Access for women to credit and economic instruments 5. Equal right of women to inherit 6. Strengthen family as the basic unit of society Treaty bodies There are seven human rights treaty bodies that monitor implementation of the core international human rights treaties Human Rights Council Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women Committee Against Torture Committee on the Rights of the Child Committee on Migrant Workers...
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