Human Rights : A Comparative Study Essay

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Human Rights Contention in Latin America: A Comparative Study (Discussion)
The hypothesis for the article Human Rights Contention in Latin America: A comparative Study is, “an analysis that reveals that human rights contentious challenges are most prevalent where human rights abuses are worse and authoritarianism is present and in countries that are more urbanized.” (Franklin) It is basically stating that there are more human rights violations and up risings from people when you have an authoritarian government. Within this authoritarian government human right abuses are much worse and this brings along HRO’s or Human Rights Organizations. It was also stating that the more HROs each country has the more that each organization will be able to pressure the government into changing the way that they treat people. HROs are also responsible for making human rights violations visible to the domestic and international countries when they report the issues that are going in each country.
The methods that were used to obtain the information was data that was collected from seven Latin American countries from a time period of 1981-1995. This data included protests and the different types of challenges that each country faces; such as political challenges. The main things that were measured were any type of contentious actions that were taken by either governments or HROs. The data was also from, “demonstrations, armed attacks, violent protests, occupations of government buildings,…

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