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Human Rights

  1. 1. Human Rights Made by Anna Abramova
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ 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. ” </li></ul><ul><li>Article 1 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights </li></ul>
  3. 3. Thematic Issues <ul><li>Secretary-General's Campaign to End Violence Against Women </li></ul><ul><li>Genocide </li></ul><ul><li>Indigenous People </li></ul><ul><li>Children and Armed Conflict </li></ul><ul><li>The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons From Rwanda </li></ul><ul><li>Disability and the UN </li></ul><ul><li>Special Rapporteurs on Human Rights Issues </li></ul>
  4. 4. UN Bodies <ul><li>General Assembly Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) </li></ul><ul><li>UN Human Rights Council </li></ul><ul><li>Charter-based and Treaty-based Bodies </li></ul>
  5. 5. International Courts and Tribunals <ul><li>International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) </li></ul><ul><li>International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) </li></ul><ul><li>S pecial Court for Sierra Leone </li></ul><ul><li>Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia </li></ul><ul><li>Special Tribunal for Lebanon </li></ul>
  6. 6. Universal Declaration of Human Rights <ul><li>Created 1948 </li></ul><ul><li>Ratified 10 December 1 948 </li></ul><ul><li>Location Palais de Chaillot, Paris </li></ul><ul><li>It consists of 30 articles </li></ul><ul><li>T he 60th anniversary </li></ul><ul><li>of the Declaration , 2008 </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>“ ...recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world ” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law. ” </li></ul><ul><li>Preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948 </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Human Rights and Business Project <ul><li>“ The Human Rights and Business Project offers an essential service to the field of human rights. Where other organizations tell corporations, “Here’s why you should protect human rights”, the Project says “Here’s how”. </li></ul><ul><li>Julian Kassum, International Chamber of Commerce </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Human Rights and Business Project <ul><li>the world’s largest business-focused team of human rights specialists </li></ul><ul><li>maintains the institutional backing of a leading National Human Rights Institution </li></ul><ul><li>a department of The Danish Institute for Human Rights devoted to business and its impact on human rights </li></ul>
  10. 10. Mission <ul><li>To promote sustainable social and economic development through responsible corporate human rights practices. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Approach <ul><li>Application: D evelop ment of solutions in partnership with companies and test them in actual operations, ensuring that they stay closely aligned with the immediate, real-world needs of international business. </li></ul><ul><li>DIY: The tools encourage companies to ’do it yourself’—building the internal capacity to handle human rights issues as they appear in day-to-day operations. </li></ul><ul><li>Immediacy: The tools and methodologies are designed to be applied as soon as they are delivered. Companies don’t need to become experts in the human rights field or access detailed background information to begin an assessment of their operations. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Vote on Human Rights <ul><li>http://www.unglobalcompact.org/Issues/human_rights/Vote_Human_Rights.html </li></ul>
  13. 14. Thank you for listening  http://www.unglobalcompact.org

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