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Title: Human Rights


1
Human Rights
  • Steven Zilberberg

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Going to Cover
The United States
China
Russia
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Human Rights Defined
  • Fundamental rights. Rights believed to belong to
    an individual which cant be disregarded by
    government. (Dictionary.com)
  • Rights (as freedom from unlawful imprisonment,
    torture, and execution) essentially belonging to
    all people. (Merriam-Webster)

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China
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China
  • Is an undersigned country of the Universal
    Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations
    (same as the US)
  • Has other laws pertaining to Human Rights
  • Violations are attempted to be suppressed which
    in result, makes violations by officials go
    unchecked

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China
  • Considered to be the worst country in the world
    for abiding Human Right Laws
  • Torture is widespread throughout the country
  • China has the highest rate of executions in the
    world. About 1000/year known but over 8000/year
    estimated
  • China executed more people in the last three
    months than the rest of the world did in the past
    three years- BBC 2001
  • Grounds for execution are but arent limited to
    include bribery, embezzlement and stealing
    gasoline.

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China
  • By Amnesty International USA, 500,000 people in
    China suffer from some sort of Human Right
    violation
  • Range from punitive detention without charge or
    trial, Harassment, surveillance, house arrest and
    censorship of the Internet
  • Reasons for death are highly result of some form
    of disrespect.
  • China is a big user of the Double Standard

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Russia
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Russia
  • Major violations of Human rights are
    kidnappings, torture, sexual assault, harassment.
  • A lot of violating officials go unnoticed, such
    as the police. (Arbitrary arrests and brutality)
  • Since the coming of Russian's President in 1999
    (Vladamir Putin), Domestic violence has
    significantly increased due to the economic
    situation.
  • Click ME ?

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Russia
  • Some parts of Russia are poor and mixed with the
    economy, this results in Human trafficking
  • Often results in sexual abuse including by police
    forces
  • Due to inhumane treatment, those abused by the
    police, feel too uncomfortable to prosecute in a
    court

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So How about the United States?
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Defined by the United Nations
  • Human rights are rights inherent to all human
    beings, whatever our nationality, place of
    residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, color,
    religion, language, or any other status.

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The United States
  • The United States greatly supports and follows
    the United Nations laws for the Universal
    Declaration of Human Rights
  • This declaration was in direct response to World
    War II
  • The United States position of Human Rights is
    also strongly based off of the Bill of Rights

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Bill of Rights
  1. Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion, and Petition
  2. Right to Bear Arms
  3. Quarter Soldiers
  4. Right of Search and Seizure
  5. Due Process
  6. Right to Counsel
  7. Right to Trail by Jury
  8. Right from Excessive bail and Cruel and Unusual
    Punishment
  9. Any rights not listed still cant be violated by
    government
  10. Any powers not granted to the government belong
    to the people

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Why did I put this in?
No President has ever done more for Human Rights
than I have -George W. Bush
  • Yes, it is relavent!

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The 8th Amendment
  • Right from Excessive bail and Cruel and Unusual
    Punishment
  • What about outside of the United States? Are we
    to uphold this as well as the other amendments
    on foreign soil?

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Guantanamo Bay
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Guantanamo Bay
  • After the September 11th attacks on the Twin
    Towers, Former President Bush used Guantanamo Bay
    as a detention center for suspected terrorists
  • Included but not limited to members of Al Qaeda,
    POWs of Afghanistan, supporters of known
    terrorists

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Guantanamo Bay Backfire
  • Detained without cause (Habeas Corpus)
  • Life threats
  • Substandard treatment
  • Abuse
  • Torture
  • Wash boarding
  • Said Infringes on the protections of the Geneva
    Convention

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Geneva Convention
  • Signed August 1949 at Geneva
  • Third article those who take no part in
    hostilities, hors de combat (outside the fight),
    including those of armed forces, will be treated
    humanely.
  • Will not jeopardize life, take hostages,
    disgrace ones dignitary, or be pass out of
    sentences without a court

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