The Foundation of International Human Rights Law | …

The 30th Session of the Human Rights Council did not have a specific focus on LGBTI issues. However a significant step forward in this Council session, was the specific attention paid to transgender and intersex human rights concerns. The fact that the High Commissioner mentioned the rights of intersex persons in a wider speech on human rights concerns in the world underscored the gravity of rights violations being faced by intersex persons in all regions of the world. By having separate side events on both intersex and transgender rights, an effort was made to disaggregate the LGBTI acronym and promote a greater education on otherwise marginalized groups and populations. LGBTI issues were raised in many spaces indicating the increasing mainstreaming of LGBTI concerns, however this was accompanied by strong opposition from those states which did not see LGBTI rights as human rights. In short the polarized debate at the 30 HRC on LGBTI rights continued. Read more in ARC’s full report, accessible in | |

It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life .

What, then, is a right, and how are human rights distinct from natural rights? For many philosophical writers, a right is synonymous with a claim. The Oxford English Dictionary defines a right as “a justifiable claim, on legal or moral grounds, to have or obtain something, or act in a certain way.” The classic definition of a human right is a right which is universal and held by all persons:


Human Rights in the Context of International Relations

I passionately believe in the power of human rights as a set of global values to bring our fractured and divided world together.

WHEREAS the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights was adopted by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Member States of the Organisation of African Unity held at Nairobi in June 1981:


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This means it was considered credible that the Afghan asylum-seeker had been victimized and would be victimized again by the Taliban if sent back. Therefore, Dutch 1F immigration policy on Afghanistan does not protect victims of human rights abuses as it can wrongly exclude asylum-seekers in need of protection.

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Gaibar Hasami, a board-member of the Dutch 1F Foundation, points out that a lot of people that worked for the Afghan secret services did not know that human rights abuses were being committed in the name of their employer.

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In this specific situation, the Afghan person denied any involvement in 1F classified human rights abuses, since he had only worked within the administrative division of the secret services.

What is the Human Right to Health and Health Care

When open communication and condemnation of discriminatory language becomes the norm, there is no need to fear for the devaluation of human rights as universal values.

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More importantly, human rights activists have received intelligence that a number of Shabiha have been sent by Syrian regime intelligence (the Mukhabarat) to spy on refugees.