I’ve been thinking about human rights in art and literature. Two specific things come to mind. In my English class, we read Melville’s Billy Budd, a Christian allegory about impressed sailors. In my anthropology human rights class, we talked about “the Rights of Man,” kwa Thomas Paine and my mind drifted to the name of Billy’s original ship, the Rights-of-Man (abbreviated to “Rights.”) It was an obvious allusion to Thomas Paine. It was incredibly blatant symbolism that Billy was impressed onto a ship called the Indomitable. Impressment is just one of the times in history in which...
PREDA is a charitable organization founded since the mwaka 1974 in Olongapo City, Philippines. Its main goal and purpose is to promote and protect the dignity and the Human Rights of the Filipino people especially of women and children.
A half hour, biweekly televisheni program that examines the often heated and always controversial intersection between religion and politics around the world, with a specific focus on religious freedom, human rights and church state relations.
Sudan and its Marafiki -- Syria, Saudi Arabia, China -- deny the atrocities in Darfur, and attack the members of the mission on Darfur as headed kwa Jody Williams. UN Watch confronts Sudan and its allies.
Taina Bien-Aime, Executive Director of Equality Now, an international human rights organization that works for the protection of the rights of women and girls, gives a graphic orodha of horrendous abuses faced kwa women around the world today.
An interesting case study we looked at in my human rights course was that of link, a German cannibal whose link
According to the UNDHR (link), human rights are inalienable and a person cannot even voluntarily give them up. This is a major point of controversy, and understandably so. We don't have the right... to give up our rights?
It was this main clause in the UNDHR that prompted German judges to convict Meiwes of torture and murder.
But it still begs the question... Should we have the right to voluntarily give up our human rights? If Meiwes victim truly wanted to be eaten , who are we to say...