Category: Human Rights

  • THE ROLE OF NGO’s IN THE REALISATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

    THE ROLE OF NGO’s IN THE REALISATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

    Over time and in various international covenants and national constitutions, human rights have been defined as basic rights that all humans should be guaranteed of. Human rights are therefore rights that are guaranteed to a person for the simple fact that he is a human being. These rights ...
  • HUMAN TRAFFICKING: THE ROLE OF THE GOVERNMENT

    HUMAN TRAFFICKING: THE ROLE OF THE GOVERNMENT

    The rate of crime and human ills has greatly increased over the years. Theft, rape, assault, kidnapping (another form of human trafficking) and human trafficking have become the order of the day in recent times. People do not have regard for the lives of fellow humans anymore; regard, first, to ...
  • A BAN ON HOMOSEXUALTY IN NIGERIA: A VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS?

    A BAN ON HOMOSEXUALTY IN NIGERIA: A VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS?

    ‘’It doesn’t matter what you do in the bedroom as long as you don’t do it in the street and frighten the horses’’ – Beatrice Patrick Campbell. This notion means that whatever you do in your private life should not be infringed upon as long as it does not harm others. This is ...
  • SHOULD HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION BE ALLOWED?

    SHOULD HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION BE ALLOWED?

    Could there be any benefits from war? Jose Ramos-Horta argues that ‘’Sometimes a war saves people’’. This argument seems to be the basis for humanitarian intervention. The question of the legality of humanitarian intervention has been a pressing issue or hot argument for a while now. This is ...
  • INTERACTIONS BETWEEN INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW AND INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

    INTERACTIONS BETWEEN INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW AND INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

    International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and International Human Rights Law (IHRL) are traditionally two distinct bodies of law; one dealing with protection of persons from abusive power at all times while the other with the conduct of parties to an armed conflict. Although this distinction has not ...
  • GENDER DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE: ARE WOMEN SUFFICIENTLY PROTECTED?

    GENDER DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE: ARE WOMEN SUFFICIENTLY PROTECTED?

    Relying on traditional gender roles and child care responsibilities, some employers assume that female employees are less dependable than male employees, even if the female worker is not pregnant and has not suggested that she will become pregnant. Most entrepreneurs believe that being a mother ...
  • POLICE BRUTALITY: THE SOUTH AFRICAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN FOCUS

    POLICE BRUTALITY: THE SOUTH AFRICAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN FOCUS

    Police brutality in South Africa dates back many decades in the country’s chequered history. Sadly, it has become a wearily familiar and bizarre trend that ever since the period of Apartheid till date, this phenomenon has been reoccurring as we have come to see. In 1960 in Sharpeville, 69 ...
  • A FOCUS ON DISCRIMINATION IN AFRICA

    A FOCUS ON DISCRIMINATION IN AFRICA

    Since the dawn of history, individuals and groups within societies have always faced one form of discrimination or another. These forms of discriminations are sometimes widely accepted and despite laws prohibiting these discriminations, it goes on because it is culturally ingrained and accepted ...
  • ARGUMENTS FOR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AS HUMAN RIGHTS

    ARGUMENTS FOR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AS HUMAN RIGHTS

    ARGUMENTS FOR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AS HUMAN RIGHTS Reproductive health and rights can be understood as the concept of rights for all, whether young or old, women or men, to make choices regarding reproduction. It also includes the right to access information and services needed to support these ...
  • HUMAN RIGHTS AND DISABLED PERSONS: ISSUES AND ATTITUDES

    HUMAN RIGHTS AND DISABLED PERSONS: ISSUES AND ATTITUDES

    More than 500 million persons making 10 percent of the world’s total population, suffer from some type of disability. In the majority of countries, at least 1 out of 10 persons has a physical, mental or sensory impairment and at least 25 percent of the entire population is adversely ...