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HUM100 - Engaging in Humanities

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  • Critically examine and discuss two ways in which Human Rights in everyday practice can be protected and maintained in Australia.
    Linda Wade
    Engaging in the Humanities
    HUM100
  • Thesis Statement
    As Australians we can practice tolerance & understanding in our everyday lives to protect and maintain the rights of all.
  • Definition
    “The basic rights or freedoms to which all human beings are entitled and in whose exercise a government may not interfere (including rights to life and liberty as well as freedom of thought and expression and equality before the law.”
    (Princeton University 2010)
  • History
    Aristotle wrote of the Rights of Citizens
    (Aristotle 384 – 322 BC)
    (Bagaric 2008)
  • History
  • What are our Rights?
    Five Categories of Human Rights
  • Civil & Political
    Protection from discrimination
    Individual rights
    Natural justice in law
    Rights of participation
  • Economic, Social & Cultural
    Education
    Housing
    Health
  • What do we have in Australia?
    Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)
    International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
    (AHRC n.d.)
  • Examples
    Indigenous Australian
    Asylum Seekers
    Homeless
  • What can we do?
    Practice tolerance & understanding
    Tolerance - a willingness to recognize and respect the beliefs or practices of others
    Understanding - the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination
    (Princeton University 2010)
  • Moving Forward
    Through tolerance comes understanding
    Through understanding comes empathy
  • Conclusion
    “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”
    (United Nations 1948)
  • Reference List
    AHRC. Australian Human Rights Commission.n.d. http://www.hreoc.gov.au/letstalkaboutrights/guide_young_people.html (accessed Jan 23, 2011).
    Bagaric, Dr Mirko. "So Which Rights are Real?" Original Law Review, 2008: 74.
    CCPollen.com. Aristotle.gif
    Dratz, Eva M. "Understanding Human Rights: A Function of Teacher Education." Journal of Teacher Education, 1958: 12-16.
    Princeton University. WordNet Search. Dec 20, 2010. wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn (accessed Jan 26, 2011).
    United Nations. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Dec 10, 1948. http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/index.shtml#a1 (accessed Jan 26, 2011).
    Wikipedia. Wikipedia. Jan 22, 2011. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights (accessed Jan 23, 2011).