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