Political science and human rights

Philosophy, ethics and law are often considered at the forefront of human rights. Owing to the interdisciplinary nature of human rights these approaches have taken a stronger presence in the field, therefore noting a lack of political dimensions. This neglect of human rights in the discipline of political science was seen between the adoption of … Read more

Privacy Rights in America

The landmark case that set precedent for school prayer was Engel v. Vitale. The argument originated in the Herricks school district and was decided by the Warren Court in 1962. The conclusion was that public schools are not allowed to hold prayer, regardless of whether participation was required or not or religious affiliation. The policy … Read more

Spain and its views on the LGBT

The lgbtq rights of citizens around the globe has been a controversial topic for many centuries. Persecution of the LGBTQ community is an ongoing issue, and many countries including the delegation Spain has vowed to terminate this type of abuse. In early July of 2005, same-sex marriage was legalized in Spain, and since then, members … Read more

Elizabeth Eckford

Elizabeth Eckford Elizabeth Eckford was associated with the Little Rock 9. The Little Rock 9 were 9 black kids who were the first to attend Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1954, Brown v. Board of Education was ruled to where segregation in schools is deemed unconstitutional. Well these 9 kids … Read more

Truth commissions

Truth commissions are defined as “an ad hoc, victim-centered commission of inquiry”, formed based on two purposes; (1) investigating and reporting impacts from “severe violence of repression” that occurred during a time of conflict or illegitimate rule, (2) creating recommendations to rectify these mistakes, as well as prevent future wrongdoings (Freeman, 2006. Pp.14). Many consider … Read more

Declaration of human rights

“[W]ith no distinction given to their race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.”-Article 2 of UDHR of the United Nations, 1948. Historically, laws came before human rights, but it has been argued that one law which grants us rights, has been there since the … Read more

The United Nations and Human Rights

One criticism against the United Nations  structure is that it does not always engage in constructive  discussion of Human  Rights issues in the real sense of it, but a forum for politically  selective finger pointing and criticism. The states with problematic  human rights records in the actual sense of it makes up the Security Council … Read more

Ethics in Globalization

Business globalization or worldwide economy requires the presence of the international and widespread ethics and morals. As per the humanist Anthony Giddens which is cited variously, for example, Pintado (2002), Bonaglia and Goldstein (2003) “globalization implies the strengthening of social connections on a worldwide scale in a manner that makes reliance on what happens at … Read more

Racial Profiling

English 1100: Introduction to University Writing (S27) Duncan Greenlaw 23 March 2018 “Racial Profiling”: Examining Implications and Solutions of Racial Profiling in the American Society Racial profiling is one of the most debatable and critical acts which limits the practice of human rights. “The world is at the post-racial era, and there is need to … Read more

Martin Luther King’s captivating speech

Though often an overshadowed individual within the captivativing character that is Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King forged Martin’s achievements further both within the Civil Rights Movement as well as the years preceding his assassination. It is within her autobiography, titled Coretta: My Life, My Love, My Legacy, that Coretta Scott states, “Of course, … Read more

What is “white privilege”?

What is “white privilege”? Critically assess this concept as a tool for addressing unjust racial discrimination. For this essay it is my intention to analyse the concept of white privilege to decide whether it really exists as a tool for highlighting racial discrimination. “White privilege” is defined by McIntosh as an ‘invisible knapsack’ and this … Read more

Homosexuality and its status in Other Countries

“Elephants do it, penguins do it, even butterflies do it. Ancient Greeks practised it freely, as did ancient Indians. Current estimates of the occurrence of exclusive homosexuality range from one to twenty percent of the population.” – Shamnad Basheer Until 1800, there was no differentiation between homosexuals and heterosexuals. Homosexuality is moderately a new concept … Read more

Essay on the reconstruction of Indian Society: Socio-Political Thoughts of Dr. Ambedkar

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar was a great nationalist, political thinker, reformer and revolutionary and prolific writer with prodigious ideas. He stood for all scientific and social activities, which enhanced the cause of human progress and happiness. His contribution in the making of the Constitution of India was phenomenal. He defiantly fought for the betterment of … Read more