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princess282 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted February 14, 2012 at 10:16 PM via web

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What are some examples of violations of human rights in schools, in the country, and in the world at large?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 14, 2012 at 10:28 PM (Answer #1)

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It is hard to come up with true violations of human rights in American schools.  Perhaps the best one to cite would be bullying or harassment that is done because of a student's disability or sexuality or race or other such characteristic.

Within the US as a whole, there is again not much official governmental violation of human rights.  If you believe a fetus is a life, then abortion is a violation of human rights.  If you believe that gay marriage is a basic human right, then the denial of that in most states is also a violation of human rights.

When we start looking at other countries, human rights violations are much easier to spot.  Muslim countries' punishment of apostasy, for example is a violation.  So is China's denial of free speech rights.

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