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HUMAN
RIGHTS




Human rights are moral principles that set out certain standards of
human behaviour, and are regularly protected as legal rights in
national and international law. They are "commonly understood as
inalienable fundamental rights to which a person is inherently
entitled simply because she or he is a human being." Human rights are
thus conceived as universal (applicable everywhere) and egalitarian
(the same for everyone).

The doctrine of human rights has been highly influential within
international law, global and regional institutions. Policies of
states and in the activities of non-governmental organizations
and have become a cornerstone of public policy around the world.

The idea of human rights suggests, "if the public discourse of
peacetime global society can be said to have a common moral
language, it is that of human rights." The strong claims made
by the doctrine of human rights continue to provoke considerable
skepticism and debates about the content, nature and justifications
of human rights to this day. Indeed, the question of what is meant
by a "right" is itself controversial and the subject of continued
philosophical debate.



Human rights
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights



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A human rights NGO is a non-governmental organization that
works to protect human rights and end human rights violations.
The topic of “human rights” encompasses a wide range of issues,
including freedom of expression, right to due process, gender
equality, and freedom from poverty and violence.

Human rights NGOs vary in their approach. Some NGOs perform
extensive research in order to document human rights abuses.
These organizations serve as “watchdogs,” monitoring the
potentially abusive actions of governments. Many human rights
NGOs work to bring public attention to human rights abuses
through information campaigns, NGO member updates, and
coordination with the press.

By garnering public support of an issue, human rights NGOs can
put intense pressure on perpetrators to end human rights abuses.
Human rights NGOs work at the local, national and international
level and may focus their efforts on government advocacy or
grassroots organizing.



Human Rights NGOs
http://internationalrelationsonline.com/ngo-careers/human-rights-ngos/


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HUMAN
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ORGANIZATIONS




Many organizations around the world dedicate their efforts to
protecting human rights and ending human rights abuses. Major
human rights organizations maintain extensive websites
documenting violations and calling for remedial action, both
at a governmental and grass-roots level. Public support and
condemnation of abuses is important to their success, as human
rights organizations are most effective when their calls for
reform are backed by strong public advocacy. Below are some
examples of such groups.



NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS


Globally, the champions of human rights have most often been citizens,
not government officials. In particular, nongovernmental organizations
(NGOs) have played a primary role in focusing the international
community on human rights issues.

NGOs monitor the actions of governments and pressure them to act
according to human rights principles.



Human Rights Organizations
http://www.humanrights.com/voices-for-human-rights/human-rights-organizations/non-governmental.html



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Certain rights are granted to every individual irrespective of
their nationality and religion. These are known as human rights,
and are aimed at ensuring that every individual is entitled to
a dignified and prosperous life.




Human Rights


Article 1 -- Right To Equality

Article 2 -- Freedom From Discrimination

Article 3 -- Right to Security of Person

Article 4 -- Freedom from Slavery

Article 5 -- Freedom From Inhumane Treatment

Article 6 -- Right To Legal Recognition

Article 7 -- Right To Equality Before the Law

Article 8 -- Right To Remedy by Competent Tribunal

Article 9 -- Freedom From Arbitrary Legal Prosecution

Article 10 -- Right To Fair Public Hearing

Article 11 -- Right To Be Considered Innocent Until
Proven Guilty

Article 12 -- Freedom From Interference

Article 13 -- Right To Free Movement

Article 14 -- Right to Asylum From Prosecution

Article 15 -- Right To A Nationality

Article 16 -- Right To Marriage

Article 17 -- Right To Own Property

Article 18 -- Freedom Of Belief

Article 19 -- Freedom Of Speech

Article 20 -- Right To Peaceful Assembly and Association

Article 21 -- Right To Participate In Government

Article 22 -- Right To Social Security

Article 23 -- Right To Desirable Employment

Article 24 -- Right To Rest

Article 25 -- Right To Adequate Living Standard

Article 26 -- Right To Education

Article 27 -- Right To Participate in and Enjoy the
Culture of One's Community

Article 28 -- Right To Realization of This Declaration

Article 29 -- Duties To Community

Article 30 -- Freedom From Interference in Above Rights



List of Human Rights
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/list-of-human-rights.html



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ISSUES




Human rights are those rights, which people ideally should enjoy
because they are human beings. In other words, human rights are
those rights of the people, which they get automatically on being
born as humans. Yet today, there are numerous issues that need to
be addressed, owing to the global instances of human rights
violations.




Some Global Issues


Infanticide

Child Abuse

Women's Rights

Rights of the Disabled

Rights of People with AIDS

Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Rights of Prisoners

Illegal Immigrants, Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Human Trafficking

Land Grabbing

Racism

Terrorism

Climate Change



List of Human Rights Issues
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/list-of-human-rights-issues.html



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HUMAN
RIGHTS
NGOs
LINKS




African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
http://www.achpr.org

Amnesty International
http://www.amnesty.org

The Asian Human Rights Commission
http://www.ahrchk.net

Children’s Defense Fund (CDF)
http://www.childrensdefense.org

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/

Human Rights
http://www.un.org/rights/

Human Rights
http://www.fundsforngos.org/tag/human-rights/

Human rights and Liberties
http://www.dmoz.org/Society/Issues/Human_Rights_and_Liberties

Human Rights Action Center
http://www.humanrightsactioncenter.org

Human Rights Security Council(NGO)
http://humanrightsngo.com/

Human Rights Watch
http://www.hrw.org

Human Rights Without Frontiers: (HRWF)
http://www.hrwf.net

International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)
http://ictj.org/

The International Institute of Human Rights
http://www.iidh.org

International Human Rights Law
http://www.ihrlaw.org

International Law, Human Rights, and NGOs Series
http://www.ngo-monitor.org/article/human_rights_and_international_law_in_the_era_of_mass_terror

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
http://www.naacp.org

NGOs and Human Rights
http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/13418.html

NGOs and the Human Rights Movement
http://www.stopvaw.org/ngos_and_the_human_rights_movement

Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the
Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE)

http://www.osce.org/odihr

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
http://www.ohchr.org

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
http://www.unhcr.org

Simon Wiesenthal Center
http://www.wiesenthal.com

Simple Guide to the UN Treaty Bodies
http://www.ishr.ch/guides-to-the-un-system/simple-guide-to-treaty-bodies

UN-accredited Human Rights NGOs
http://www.humanrightsvoices.org/victims/ngos/

UN Practitioner's Portal on HRBA Programming
http://www.hrbaportal.org

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
http://www.unesco.org

US State Department Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
http://www.state.gov



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