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    Behind the Mask: Human Right Abuses in Transnational China Whenever I visited Beijing, China, I could see buildings of many large corporations such as McDonalds and Walmart. However, the Southern parts of China have a completely different appearance. When I was a child, I used to visit Guangzhou every year and could see many factories and thousands of workers who came from other parts of China. Nowadays, poor workers still migrate to Southern cities to work for the transnational corporations. Many of them have to work long hours every day to provide for their families. Usually, they can only go home during the Chinese New Year and use trains to reach their homes. Most of these trips are quite uncomfortable because the trains are packed…

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    Human rights abuses were very widespread in Chile during the 20th century. Much of the government and police force was said to be corrupt and did what it needed to do for money. In Pinochet in Power: Building a Regime of Repression it goes into much further detail about how these abuses took place. The United States CIA had a special briefing paper titled “Chilean Executions” that they passed along to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger when they found out that the events were happening.1 It was…

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    Human rights refer to the rights which every single individual is merited to by the virtue of being human (United Nations, 2016). It is regarded as a keystone which universally empowers people to live with dignity, freedom and equality (The Advocates For Human Rights, n.d.). These rights are inherent to and inalienable from all human beings (United Nations, 2016). Unfortunately, there have been countless instances when human rights have been infringed and gone unnoticed (). The infringement of…

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    torture against suspected terrorists of the United States. Although, torture is prohibited in international law, President Bush saw it as the only way to keep America safe. Torture is now a widespread interrogation method used across the world ("Human Rights Abuses in the USA"). Whether torture is justifiable is an ethical concept because it impacts human rights and dignity. Torture is only justified under extreme, time-sensitive situations when the lives of…

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    above. Scorching sand sinking between your toes. You are forced to be armed and alert at all times, and if you don’t fight, your family is as good as dead. These are no conditions for anyone to live in, right? Since 2001, child soldiers have been recruited in 21 armed conflicts worldwide, especially in African countries. Many people believe that child soldiers should be tried as adults and to the fullest extent for their crimes, but it is often not the children’s fault. Child soldiers should be…

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    Democracy and Human Rights: Amnesty International Introduction Organizations from around the world are dedicating their time and effort in ensuring the end of human rights abuses and protecting the rights of people. The call for global democracy has seen human rights organizations initiating campaigns to document violations and advocating actions. Condemnation of abuses and public support is vital to their success. It is imperative to realize that human rights campaigns are only effective when…

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    Controversy On Museums

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    remarkable. Although the perception of museums is that they are often elitist, the pedagogy in which museums embody has the capacity to reach far more people than other forms of media. In relation to human rights and the protection of human dignity, museums have the capacity to not only establish a fundamental record…

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    core international human rights treaties. Each of the treaties was monitored by a committee of experts in implementing the treaty provisions by member states. Some of the treaties were supplemented by optional protocols" to deal with specialized concerns (United Nations, 2010). An emerging aspect of human rights is that international human rights law applies to multinational organizations and private-sector companies (Fariss, 2014). Some scholars argue that the treaties of the International…

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    Human Rights Watch The International Non-Governmental Organization I have chosen is named Human Rights Watch (HRW), which is a non-profit institution that was established in 1978 with its headquarters located in New York City. Human Rights Watch has approximately 400 staff members of “human rights professionals” (Human Rights Watch, 2015) disbursed throughout the world that include “country specialists, lawyers, journalists, advocates, and academics of diverse backgrounds and nationalities”…

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    Clément’s “The October Crisis of 1970: Human rights abuses under the War Measures Act”, and Ross Lambertson’s “The Black, Brown, White and Red Blues: The Beating of Clarence Clemons”. Both articles are rich with facts and explore fascinating issues in Canadian human rights history. That being said, this paper will argue that Clément’s article is superior. Clément’s article is better organized with clearer diction and style, and has stronger and more straightforward support for his argument than…

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