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  • Poverty 
  • Protest
  • Consent
  • Child  Abuse
  • Racism
  • Sexism
  • Inhumane Treatment
  • Freedom
  • Respect
  • Religion
  • Free Will
  • Empathy
  • Safety
  • Predudice
  • Discrimination
  • Sex Abuse
  • Fear
  • Dignity
  • Children
  • Oxfam
  • Red Cross
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RE Human Rights

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RE Human Rights (The UN)

  • After WWII The UN was formed to promote peace
  • In 1948 they they created a code that was for the basic protection of human rights
  • It is not legally binding but it is incorperated into many countrys laws
  • The UDOHR applies to every person on the planet and no one may destroy or desicrate other peoples rights
  • Everyone has the right to legal protection, a public trial, asylum, belong to a country, marry, own and keep things, free spech
  • No one should be: Tortured or unfairly imprisioned.
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RE Human Rights ( The Human Rights Act)

  • The Human Rights Act was made in 1998
  •  This act gave a legal standing in the uk to the fundamental rights and freedoms contained in the european convention on human rights
  • These are based on the UND
  • The HRA is supposed to ensure that peoples rights are protected and respected by public authorities making it illegal to act against a persons rights. also everyone in te UK is protected by these rights.
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RE Human Rights (Fighting for Human Rights)

  • Pressure Groups are groups of people that fight against the abuse of human rights for different people. If they dont agree with something then they make that disagreement publicly known
  • Reasons to protest: Religion, Ethics, Beliefs, Job salery, Sacking     , inequality, war, justice, human rights, money, law, equality
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RE Human Rights (Human Rights Organisations)

  • If a whole group of people is being discriminated against then it is unlikely that one person alone can make a change
  • There are small groups in society yet these groups are often the victims of discrimination. these groups are known as minority groups
  • Pressure griups are the best groups to fight for minority rights
  • Green peace began in 1971 when a small boat of volunteers and journalists sailed to find proof that the US goverment was conducting secret underground nuclear tests Green peace belives that the earth is in a fragile state and needs people to speak for it
  • it campagins non violently through demonstrations, publiciseing research and political lobbying
  • Society for the protection of the unborn child (SPUC) is an organization that was set up in 1966 to fight against the bill that was to become the abortion act 1967 it was the first pro-life organization in the world.
  • its aim is to defend human life from conception to natural death.
  • its guiding principle is the UNDR 
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RE Human Rights (Religion and Protest)

  • All religions fight injustice and protest against it because it is the base for all religions
  • Buddhists - They ONLY protest in non violent ways and work in an atmosphere of peace. An example of Buddhists protesting would be Quang Duc
  • Christianity - Christians are always taught to fight injustice and they protest peacefully through marches and demonstations. An Example of this would be Martin Luther Kings "I Have A Dream" Speech.
  • Judaism - Always protest against injustice. They also belive that they have been but on earth by G-d to be the stewards of humanity. They protest peacefully through marches and demonstrations.
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