Importance of Human Rights approach to care

The Lunacy Commission was set up following the 1845 Lunacy Act. This Government appointed group of lawyers and doctors oversaw the conditions of the asylums in England and Wales. Appointed commissioners would visit the hospitals twice a year their main objective was to ensure that the hospitals ran safely and efficiently particularly in regards to … Read more

Human rights in Great Britain

The first assessment for Care in Contemporary Society is to carry out research into Human Rights in Great Britain. The research to carry out included; providing a timeline of important progress within the Human Rights Legislation, stating the critical principles in the operation of the Human Rights approach and explaining the usefulness of supporting a Human … Read more

The human right to water

The human right to water is pivotal and essential for the preservation of human life. This right is comprised in International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) under Article 11(1). The treaty body entrusted with the role of supervising Contracting States’ adherence to the ICESCR states, “[t]he right to water clearly falls within … Read more

Individual responsibilities (Effective Altruism)

In July of 2015, an organizer of the Effective Altruism (EA) Global Conference told the attendees “There’s one thing that I have in common with every person in this room. We’re all trying really hard to figure out how to save the world.” This quote is representative of the core principle of EA, that individuals … Read more

The death penalty: what is its place in our modern society?

Identification of Issue and Justification The use of the death penalty is embedded throughout history, but what is its place in our modern society? Despite the development of more liberal ideas, capital punishment, which is a direct violation of human rights, is still a feature of many justice systems around the world today. After completing … Read more

Reasons behind Britain’s ratification of the CAT despite significant opposing factors.

Thesis proposal Intense scholarly debate regarding why states ratify human rights treaties continues as the international condemnation of torture becomes increasingly codified. The first comprehensive international criminalisation of torture occurred with the entry into practice of the UN CAT. International relations academics have, for some time, tried to explain why states commit to such human … Read more

Do human rights activists have a right to concern over developments in robotics inc AI

Human rights and the fight for human rights has occurred since the very existence of man. Nelson Mandela very famously quoted,” To deny people their human rights is a violation of being a human.”(Mandela 1994) Firstly what are human rights? Human rights is defined by (Hutchings 2010) as,” The rights that we as human beings … Read more

Does the UN Primarily Reflect the Interests of the Most Powerful States? (Human Rights Governance)

Does the UN Primarily Reflect the Interests of the Most Powerful States? Discuss using the Case of Human Rights Governance. The aim of this essay is to discuss whether or not the United Nations (UN) primarily reflects the interests of the most powerful states. This issue will be considered in the context of human rights … Read more

African Human Rights System

Despite the fact that African countries have both produced and hosted refugees for a long time, when the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was created in 1963, it had limited interest in human rights other than with regards to racial discrimination and the fight for self-determination from colonial rule . In fact, the African Charter … Read more

Whether current human rights law adequately solves the homelessness situation in England

Introduction The topic of this paper invites the reader to consider whether the current human rights law adequately solves the homelessness situation in England. There no single threat which sufficiently defines homelessness but for the purposes of this paper, the statutory definition of a homeless person, as outlined in Part VII of the housing Act … Read more

Critical evaluation of whether the law adequately protects the interests of individuals with mental disorders in light of the Human Rights Act.

PART 2: Critical evaluation of whether the law adequately protects the interests of individuals with mental disorders in light of the Human Rights Act. The following critically evaluates, in particular, the Human Rights and the Mental Capacity Acts, to determine whether the law adequately protects the interests of individuals with mental disorders in light of … Read more

Children’s human rights in an educational context for LGBTI

“Children and young people in Scotland want a Scotland that is safe, that treats them fairly, where they are respected and where they are included” Tam Baillie (Education Scotland Speech 2012) This essay will look at issues surrounding children’s human rights in an educational context, for the minority group known as LGBT(I). LGBTI stands for … Read more

The development of Human Rights in Jordan

Background The development of Human Rights in Jordan was highly influenced by occupation, underlying cultural values, and external pressure from the international system. Before delving into Jordan in the modern period, it is important to note that Jordan has a deeply-rooted tribal structure that is reflected in current legislation. This structure stems from the mass … Read more

Regional integration – human rights

Historically, there were two opposite reasons for countries to pursue regional integration: where they had similarities and seek to collaborate to leverage shared values, and where nations had nothing in common but integrated to complement what lacked in one but was abundant in the other (Scuira 2017:110). The Organisation of the American States (OAS) was … Read more

Writing essays on human rights

Human rights is a complex and multifaceted topic that involves legal, ethical, and social issues. Here are some important themes, topics, and points that students can consider when writing an essay on human rights in 2023:

  • The impact of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and biotechnology, on human rights, including issues related to privacy, security, and access to information.
  • The impact of climate change on human rights, including the right to life, health, and a safe environment.
  • The relationship between economic development and human rights, including issues related to poverty, inequality, and social justice.
  • The impact of political instability and conflict on human rights, including issues related to refugees, displacement, and asylum.
  • The role of international law and institutions, such as the United Nations, in protecting and promoting human rights.
  • The impact of Brexit on human rights in the UK, including the impact on the European Convention on Human Rights and the role of the Human Rights Act.
  • The role of corporations in promoting and respecting human rights, including issues related to labor rights, environmental sustainability, and corporate social responsibility.
  • The impact of discrimination and prejudice on human rights, including issues related to race, gender, sexual orientation, and religion.
  • The role of civil society and social movements in advocating for human rights and promoting social change.
  • The future of human rights, including emerging challenges and opportunities for innovation and advocacy.

When writing an essay on this topic, students should choose a specific aspect of human rights that interests them and focus on developing a clear thesis statement that addresses a particular issue or question. They should also provide evidence to support their arguments, draw on relevant academic sources, and consider the perspectives of different stakeholders, including governments, NGOs, and human rights advocates.