CASE: 1 Human rights or human wrongs? (Marks 5) A factory owner in the Southeast Asian country of Malaysia, Mr. Carter, was severely criticized by an international human rights organization, Human Rights Watch out (HRW). After undertaking a summer research project involving scores of college interns from Europe and the US, HRW wrote a report claiming that Mr. Carter was exploiting his workers, relying on young children of a minority ethnic group to work long hours at substandard wages. The report is published in the national newspaper, the Malaysia News Press. The very next day Mr. Carter submits his own views—of the Human Rights Watch out organization. It is also published in the
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Anyone can work for the betterment of the humanity, so we allow and acknowledge the works of under-age social workers working for the human rights in the world, but they are not our employees. Our employees work for the legal working hours, and therefore we do not overload them, because we have many volunteers working for the human rights in the society. We offer handsome salaries to our permanent employees which is even higher than their peers in other jobs, but as our organization is solely non-profit, so most of the workers/volunteers do not require any compensation. HRW never needs any human-rights worker to terminate from the job. Everyone related to our organisation works enthusiastically, so lack of job security is out of question. Mr. Carter has framed the wrong propaganda against our organisation. This is the counter-attack to the report in which we uncovered wide human-rights violations in his factory.
CASE: 2. Food for the children—or bribes for the Minister of Education? (Marks 5) Food for the Children, an international NGO based in the UK, provides food grains and powdered milk to families where children are at risk of malnourishment or starvation. It has provided food to families in the small South Pacific Island nation of Papua Tuyua for the past eight years, utilizing the school system as the means of identifying needy children and distributing the food. The