Annotated Bibliography On Human Rights Essay

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Preface

Human Rights in America is ensured by several amendments to the U.S. constitution including the 14th, 13th, 8th, 6th, 5th, 4th, and 1st Amendments. Under these Amendments, civil rights regarding discrimination, enslavement, personal liberty, religion, privacy, trial, and speech are all protected. However, many internationally agreed upon rights such as the right to an adequate standard of living, including the right to food, shelter, and medical care. Rights guaranteed in many major international treaties already ratified in many other industrialized nations such as those posed in the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights; Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women; Convention on the Rights of the Child; Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; and International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. Without this legal basis, international human rights violations that occur at the domestic level cannot be challenged and protected by individual citizens. Without the legal right to challenge the human rights challenges they face citizens at the local level have turned to activism.
Who We Are

Our Start To address this, feminists, primarily women of color, seeded the United States Human Rights Network in Milbank, CA to strengthen the Human Rights Community and create a national platform for activism. The United States Human Rights Network was formed in…

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