Tagged as: Law

What Has The African Union Done For You? Pt II; Rights

WHICH RIGHTS ARE PROTECTED? The ‘African Charter on Human and People’s Rights’ (1981) recognises many civil and political rights, including: – The right to freedom from discrimination – The right to life – The right to freedom from slavery – The right to freedom from mistreatment – The right to

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Ethiopia’s Garment Factory Workers: the Worst Paid in the World 

Workers in Ethiopia’s clothes factories earn $26 a month, the worst paid in the world. That is according to a recent report by New York University Stern Centre for Business and Human Rights. The report is based on the Hawassa Industrial Park, Ethiopia’s flagship industrial park supported by the government.

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Are Women’s Rights Different?

WHAT ARE HUMAN RIGHTS? Human rights apply to everyone. If they did not apply to particular groups, whether because of race or religion or gender, they would not be ‘human’. To unfairly give one group in society more rights than another gives that group more power- more access to food

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Nigeria’s Next Step In Disability Rights

On 23rd January of this year, Nigeria officially introduced protections for disabled people in their legal system. There are more than 25 million people in Nigeria who will benefit from these new laws. Many more people around Africa are in need of the equality legal protection can provide. WHAT IS

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Transitional Justice: From Chaos To Order

A country emerging from a period of conflict must face the consequences of widespread or systematic human rights abuses. The ordinary justice system will often not be able to cope. Transitional justice steps in so that appropriate remedies can be found. In order to achieve this institutional reform is usually

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A Profile of the United Nations

WHAT IS THE UNITED NATIONS? The United Nations (UN) is a worldwide organisation which was founded in 1945 after World War II. It brings countries together to discuss world issues and make decisions about them. The UN is made up of 193 member states. WHAT IS THE UNITED NATIONS TRYING

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Should my Country Take out a Loan to Help its Development?

For a country to develop, it is important for them to have enough money to invest in important programs. To help those less developed countries get the money they need, international groups like the [wiki]World Bank[/wiki] and the [wiki]International Monetary Fund[/wiki] were created. They offer loans, often under the condition

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