Human Rights
This section reviews the basic rights every human being is entitled to because of
 their humanity regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, economic well-being, or
type of governmental organization.  This section also provides updates
on recent challenges to those standards and attempts to  enforce them.
Principles
Reports
Recent Challenges/Events
Books
Human Rights Links
Videos  
Main Page 








 
 

Last Update:  November 23, 2014 

Principles
 
  50th Anniversary of the  United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights
March 02, 2013

 
     
  The Reich Constitution of August 11th 1919 (Weimar Constitution) with Modifications


 

     
  United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child
November 20, 1989
 
     
  International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
March. 23, 1976.

 
     
     
  French Declaration on the Rights of Man and the Citizen
Originally drafted in 1789, the final version was adopted in 1793.


 
     

Reports
 



 
 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as an International Human Rights Leader
Henry J. Richardson,
Villanova Law Review,
Vol. 52, p. 471, 2007, Temple University Legal Research Paper No. 2007-`19

 

This paper provides an overview of Martin Luther King’s involvement in human rights causes such as his opposition to the war in Vietnam,
his leadership on economic rights for the poor and his opposition to South African apartheid.

     
  Human Rights Quotes from Martin Luther King
Human Family Research Center Factsheet No. 7,
published 7/6/14
     
 

The U.S. Senate is currently considering the ratification of the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of
Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). 

 

The CRPD will provide global guidelines for accessibility standards, as does the Americans with Disabilities Act
in the United States.  Over 147 nations have ratified this treaty. 

     




 
  Report of the Commission of Inquiry on human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
United Nations Human Rights Council on March 17, 2014

The Commission of Inquiry has found systematic, widespread and grave human rights violations occurring in the
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea against a wide variety of populations such as against inmates of political
and other prison camps; against starving populations; against religious believers; against persons who try to flee
the country - including those forcibly repatriated by China. The report was based in part on the
testimony of
hundreds of witnesses who spoke to the Commission of extermination, murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment,
rape, forced abortions and other sexual violence. 

     
 

United Nations Report on the Status of Women
March 5- 15, 2013 

 

     

 
 

Response to United Nations Report on the Status of Women
Letter to the Editor
The New Your Times
.
March 14, 2013


 




 
 

Human Rights in History
Samuel Moyn,
The Nation
, 8/30/2010

This article reviews the development of the idea of human rights from the 1940’s to the present day,
pointing out that there is no consensus on what is meant by that term. What exactly is the “common good?”

 

 

  American Convention on Human Rights "Pact of San Jose, Costa Rico A" (B-32)
November 22 1969
Adopted at San Jose by the Inter-American Specialized Conference on Human Rights
Part I  Article 3 “Every Person has the right to recognition as a person before the law.”
Part I Article 4.  Right to Life  “Every Person has the right to have his life respected. 
This right shall be protected by law and, in general, from the moment of conception. 
No one shall be arbitrarily deprived  of his life.
     
  American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man
Adopted by the Ninth International Conference of American States, Bogotá, Colombia, 1948

 
     

Recent Challenges/Events
 



 
International Day of the Girl Child, October 11, 2014

In addition to sex trafficking, deprivation of educational rights and other human rights violations, up to 200 million women
are missing in the world today due to “gendercide,” the selective abortion, abandonment, or deadly neglect of baby girls
 just because they are female.  The United Nations has declared October 11 to be the International Day of the Girl Child
to promote girls' human rights, highlights gender inequalities that remain between girls and boys and addresses the
various forms of discrimination and abuse suffered by girls around the world 
 




 

US "Partnership" with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and its Effect on Civil Society and Human Rights
Anne R. Pierce,

Society
2014;
51
: 68–86. (Published online 2013 December 18.

 

This policy reviews the actions and policies of the United States regarding recent events in Egypt, particularly whether
U.S. leaders could have done more to encourage a positive strategic, moral and political outcome regarding human rights
and the dangers of the Muslim Brotherhood.

   
Russia Offers Controversial Code of Conduct for UN Treaty Bodies
Stefano Gennarini, J.D.
This article describes the recent effort by Russia (April, 2013) to make the nine commissions
that review the human rights practices of nations more independent and accountable.
   

 

Books
 
 

The War Against Population: The Economics and Ideology of World Population Control
by Jacqueline Kasun
(Revised Edition) San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1999, 309 pp.
Reviewed by Raymond J. Adamek, Ph.D

 

 

 Documents identified with this icon are in Portable Document Format (PDF) and require the Adobe Acrobat Reader

The Human Family Research Center
Human Rights