The Importance Of Human Rights
Silove, Stell and Mollica (2001) argue that Australia continues to deny asylum seekers basic human rights, by detaining refugees in centres which harm physical and mental wellbeing. Even though these accusations raise concerns regarding human rights within a signatory state, the United Nations has prioritised the right to sovereignty of the state in question over the enforcement of the UDHR, and thus undermined its authority to protect its own …show more content…
With a total casualty count of approximately 1.4 million (US Government 2016; Guenter 1978) it is clear that even though a conflict on a global scale has not taken place, instances of war between states has still occurred.
In many ways, the end of the Second World War really did signal the end of the empire era. By 1967, the British Empire had mostly been dismantled, through the colonies being granted independence, without much resistance from Britain herself (Louis 2002), whereas the French had relinquished their hold in Indochina at the end of the First Indochina War in 1954 (Waite 2005). After the French withdrawal from Vietnam, it was clear that the era of expansionism and empire-building was over, as neither France nor Britain continued to put up a military struggle in the defence of their