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Title: Human Rights Debates


1
Human Rights Debates
  • Human rights vs. sovereignty
  • R2P
  • International Coalition for the Responsibility to
    Protect
  • Global Center for the Responsibility to Protect

2
IGO Action
  • UN Human Rights Council
  • International Courts/Tribunals
  • International Criminal Tribunal for the former
    Yugoslavia (ICTY)Overview, documents, latest
    news, courtrooms, cases, reports.
  • International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
    (ICTR)Overview, documents, latest news, cases,
    judicial database, events.
  • Special Court for Sierra LeoneLive coverage,
    cases, press room, documents, news.
  • Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia
    Reports, Judicial Officers, organs, press
    statements, outreach.
  • Special Tribunal for Lebanon About the Tribunal,
    documents, reports, contacts, defense

3
International Criminal Court
  • ICC Home page
  • Rome Statute (1998/2002)
  • Court Structure
  • Situations and Cases

4
What are Human Rights?
  • Universal Morality
  • vs.
  • Cultural Relativism

5
Universal Morality
  • Universal Declaration on Human Rights
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Amnesty International
  • Freedom House
  • Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers
  • Human Rights Campaign (working to end
    discrimination against gays and lesbians)
  • American Bar Association site on human rights

6
Cultural Relativism
  • Iran The Basij
  • Pakistan
  • Rape laws change (2006)
  • Blasphemy Laws
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Women and Driving
  • Singapore Internal Security Act
  • Former PM Lee Kuan Yews view of human and civil
    rights
  • Uganda Anti-Gay Legislation

7
Where do we stand?Freedom House Report
  • Growing Consensus
  • Economic freedoms
  • Lack of Consensus
  • Womens rights
  • Political freedoms
  • Religious freedoms

8
Arab Spring
  • Map from The Economist
  • Washington Post, Country-by-Country Guide

9
Freedom House Analysis
10
  • Tunisia December 2010 protests begin
  • January 14, 2011 Ben Ali falls
  • Egypt January 25, 2011 protests in Tahrir
    Square Begin
  • February 11, 2011 Mubarak resigns
  • Libya February 16, 2011 protests begin becomes
    civil war
  • October 20, 2011 Gaddafi killed
  • Yemen February 11, 2011 protests begin
  • November 23, 2011 Ali Abdullah Saleh resigns

11
Resources
  • United Nations Human Rights site
  • United Nations Human Rights Law site (reference
    for all treaties and conventions concerning human
    rights)
  • UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • US Department of Health and Human Services site
    on human trafficking and assistance for victims
  • Human Trafficking (US State Dept. Annual Report)
  • US Department of State Country Human Rights
    Reports
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Amnesty International
  • Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers
  • Human Rights Campaign (working to end
    discrimination against gays and lesbians)
  • UN site on Trafficking in Human Beings (UN Office
    on Crime and Drugs)
  • NGO Human Trafficking.Org (established to work
    toward the prevention of human trafficking in the
    Asia-Pacific region)
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