1. Human Rights Documents Review – 5 pages. a. Review the Universal D

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1.
Human Rights Documents Review – 5 pages.
a.
Review the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights and at least one other Core Instrument (for example, the Convention on
the Rights of the Child or the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of
Discrimination against Women, New York, 18 December 1979, or Convention on the
Rights of Persons with Disabilities – these are just examples, there are plenty
to choose from).
b.
Select an issue that is occurring in
a country other than the United States. Apply at least two human rights
documents to the issue and state whether there are human rights violations
possibly occurring and justify and document your response using the human
rights documents you chose. Below are
some examples of human rights issues you might consider:
i.
Afghanistan –
recent takeover by the Taliban has resulted in requiring women to be covered
from head to toe (imposed this past Saturday – see for example this New York
Times Article: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/07/world/asia/taliban-afghanistan-burqa.html.)
ii.
Ukraine – Safe
removal of persons with disabilities in Ukraine has reached a “breaking point”
according to a relatively recent article in Forbes (https://www.forbes.com/sites/gusalexiou/2022/03/17/ukrainians-with-disabilities-at-breaking-point-as-russian-onslaught-bears-down/?sh=4c34c99c1a7a).
iii.
Refugees in Europe: Mental
health support is weak for refugees in different countries in Europe due to
policies related to refugee resettlement. Many refugees have experienced
significant trauma. See for example, this article from Human Rights Watch: https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/04/20/refugees-europe-need-mental-health-support
iv.
Nigeria: Child
marriages. See Human Rights Watch article: https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/01/17/nigeria-child-marriage-violates-girls-rights.
v.
Burma: prenatal
care and post-partum depression (e.g., post-partum depression is not recognized
in Burma).
c. Prepare a 3-5 page paper using the following headings
and be sure to follow APA formatting carefully:
I.
Introduction
II.
Issue Chosen and Why You Chose the
Issue. This section should include some data on your issue.
III.
Human Rights Documents Utilized and
Applied (For each document, you should briefly explain the
document and apply elements of the document to your issue.)
§ Application
of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
§ Application
of a second Human Rights Document
IV.
Articulate your learning. Be
sure to demonstrate deep critical thinking skills in this section. This is your
most important section! Discuss how your deep dive into human rights documents
gave you a different kind of lens through which to view a social issue.
Understand too that just because a human rights document exists, not all are
enforceable and not every country has ratified particular human rights
documents. For an overview of what the US has ratified, see https://civilrights.org/edfund/resource/where-the-united-states-stands-on-10-international-human-rights-treaties/. For
example, the United States and Somalia are the only two countries that have not
yet ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child. For differences between
Declarations and Conventions, see the University of Uppsala (Sweden) website
here: http://dagdok.org/un-by-subject/international-law/conventions-and-declarations/.
V.
Conclusion. This
section should summarize your paper and your learning.
VI.
References. Be
sure to follow APA for your reference page.

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