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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Preamble Whereas 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, Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people, 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, Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations, Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in co-operation with the United Nations, the promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms, Article 1. Article 2. Related:  Social Justice - Contemporary Slavery (Yr 12 RE)Social Justiceipad1

Ethics - Slavery: The law against slavery Universal Declaration of Human Rights - Illustrated Version United Nations Human Rights Special Rapporteur on counter-terrorism and human rights Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while counter-terrorism, Ms. Fionnuala Ní Aoláin© Minnesota Picture The Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism is an independent expert appointed by the UN Human Rights Council. Historical background In April 2005, the Commission on Human Rights, in resolution 2005/80, created a mandate of a special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism. Subsequently, the mandate was extended by the Human Rights Council for a period of three years by resolution 6/28 on 14 December 2007. On 23 March 2016, the Human Rights Council extended the mandate of the Special Rapporteur for a further period of three years (resolution 31/3). Mandate The Special Rapporteur is mandated by HRC resolution 15/15: g) To report regularly to the Council and to the General Assembly.

E SE SUGLI "PSICOFARMACI" SALVINI AVESSE RAGIONE? 22 maggio 2018 Sono ore febbrili, queste, in Italia. Si attende un governo e si attende un governo espressione delle forze – populiste, popolari, sovraniste, antisistema (chi più ne ha, più ne metta) – che, lo scorso 4 marzo, sono state votate con convinzione da una ampia maggioranza di italiani. Non entro nel merito di giudizi di valore su contratto, possibili incongruenze con quanto detto nei mesi scorsi da questo o da quello. Se devo dirla tutta, avendo fiducia nella democrazia e nel voto popolare, penso che la nascita di un governo, dentro a una cornice indubbiamente pacifica, sia un bene. Mi voglio soffermare invece su una cosa che mi ha colpito molto detta ieri da Matteo Salvini all’uscita dal Quirinale, ossia il riferimento preoccupato al fatto che – causa di una serie di effetti dovuti alla precarizzazione del lavoro (e quindi dell’esistenza) – vi sia una pesante impennata dell’uso di psicofarmaci tra gli italiani. @Alemagion

Themes of Catholic Social Teaching « Catholic Social Teaching Human Dignity We must recognise we are all brothers and sisters which requires us to respect, value and uphold a common dignity for ourselves and each other. As human beings we are created in the image and likeness of God so therefore we have an inherent worth and distinction. Community and Participation As humans we were are not created to live alone, community is clearly linked in the history of humankind. One way for Catholics to practise solidarity is to participate in pursuing the common good for a community. Care for Creation Respect for human life means respecting all of God’s creation. Dignity in Work This theme looks at the importance of work, the dignity of work and the value of balance in our home and work lives. Peace & Reconciliation The Church teaches us that peace is central to the gospel and represents a challenge to many contemporary attitudes and assumptions. Solidarity

Sustainable Development Goals Sustainable Development Goals End poverty in all its forms everywhere End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Reduce inequality within and among countries Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*

On the Universality of Human Rights Founded in 1961, Amnesty International is the world's largest human rights organization, with over one million members worldwide. The organization works to free prisoners of conscience, to gain fair trials for political prisoners, to end torture and political killings, and to abolish the death penalty throughout the world. In 1977 Amnesty International was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Last spring my friend's teenage son quizzed me about the work of Amnesty International in a conversation best described as politely aggressive. "Wait a minute," he challenged. "A hundred years or more, I suppose. "Then what gives us the right to tell them what to do?" I paused. My conversation with Adam exemplifies a broader debate taking place today about cultural relativity and the universality of human rights. Politically sensitive Americans today don the mantle of cultural guilt too readily. Stonewalling Before the Stonewall Riots: United States Efforts to Thwart the UDHR Richard O.