Critically examine and discuss two ways in which Human Rights in everyday practice can be protected and maintained in Australia.<br />Linda Wade<br />Engaging in the Humanities<br />HUM100<br />
Thesis Statement<br />As Australians we can practice tolerance & understanding in our everyday lives to protect and maintain the rights of all.<br />
Definition<br />“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.”<br />(Princeton University 2010)<br />
History<br />Aristotle wrote of the Rights of Citizens<br /> (Aristotle 384 – 322 BC)<br />(Bagaric 2008) <br />
What are our Rights?<br />Five Categories of Human Rights<br />
Civil & Political<br />Protection from discrimination<br />Individual rights<br />Natural justice in law<br />Rights of participation<br />
Economic, Social & Cultural<br />Education<br />Housing<br />Health<br />
What do we have in Australia?<br />Universal Declaration of Human Rights<br />International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)<br />International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)<br />(AHRC n.d.)<br />
What can we do?<br />Practice tolerance & understanding<br />Tolerance - a willingness to recognize and respect the beliefs or practices of others <br />Understanding - the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination<br />(Princeton University 2010)<br />
Moving Forward<br />Through tolerance comes understanding<br />Through understanding comes empathy<br />
Conclusion<br />“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.”<br />(United Nations 1948)<br />
Reference List<br />AHRC. Australian Human Rights Commission.n.d. http://www.hreoc.gov.au/letstalkaboutrights/guide_young_people.html (accessed Jan 23, 2011).<br />Bagaric, Dr Mirko. "So Which Rights are Real?" Original Law Review, 2008: 74.<br />CCPollen.com. Aristotle.gif<br />Dratz, Eva M. "Understanding Human Rights: A Function of Teacher Education." Journal of Teacher Education, 1958: 12-16.<br />Princeton University. WordNet Search. Dec 20, 2010. wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn (accessed Jan 26, 2011).<br />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).<br />Wikipedia. Wikipedia. Jan 22, 2011. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights (accessed Jan 23, 2011).<br />
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