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Respones to Human Rights Violations

1. Protesting, the smallest form, but sometimes the strongest. Protesting through rallying to gain support to change or stop violations of human rights.

 

2. Political Intervention, through governmental interaction and pressure. I.E. (In theory) The United States pressuring Ghana to stop passing bills that violate Human Rights.

 

3. Military Intevention, the last resort to send a force to protect those whom their rights are being violated. This should be only consider once all other options are exhausted.

 

 

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Graphs on Human Rights Violations in the Middle East

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NGO-monitor.org shows the amount of effort of Human Rights Watch groups in Middle East to combat violations. These are their statistics for the resources of help and the violations:

 

“Examining Human Rights Watch in 2008: Double Standards and Post-Colonial Ideology”

(http://www.ngo-monitor.org/article/hrw_annual_report_)

 

“Chart: Proportion of HRW resources devoted to each Middle Eastern country in 2008”

(http://www.ngo-monitor.org/data/images/Image/grph01.jpg)

 

“The graph below shows how HRW's relative focus has changed since 2005. Focus on Syria and Jordan has risen steadily, while attention to Iran and Egypt is falling. Israel's line reveals a steady increase, if the 2006 figure is excluded.”

(http://www.ngo-monitor.org/data/images/Image/grph02.jpg)

 

“This table provides strong evidence that HRW singles out Israel for special attention, and applies unique standards compared with other countries in the Middle East. Israel is subject to particularly harsh and unjustified condemnation, using terms that delegitimize its policies and military operations. The peak in Palestinian numbers in the chart shows a limited attempt at "balance" in HRW coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including limited acknowledgement of Palestinian human rights violations, reflecting an adjustment following previous NGO Monitor analyses.”

(http://www.ngo-monitor.org/data/images/Image/grph03.jpg)

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Seth Dixon's comment, April 14, 2012 10:01 PM
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Human Rights in the Un and NGOs

1. UN General Assembly Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian, Cultural) is chaired by H.E. Mr. Hussein Honiff of Malaysin. The assembly's agenda addresses issues of social, humanitarian, and human rights affairs. The Committee examines human rights questions then drafts resolutions to assess situations.

 

2. UN Human Rights Council is responsible for strengthening promotion and protection of human rights worldwide. As well as addressing situations of human rights violations and finding ways to assess specific issues. Meets at UN Office and Geneva. The Council is made up of 47 UN members states. Elected by the UN General Assembly.

 

3. Human Rights Watch "One of the world's leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting Human Rights." HRW focuses international attention to places where Human Rights are violated. Using investigations and advocacy to pressure violations to be corrected through legal and moral groundwork.

 

4. Human Rights Foundation, their aim is to ensure that freedom is both preserved and promoted in the Americas. Their mission is to "unite people" regardless of their political, cultural, and ideological orientations is the common cause of defending human rights and promoting liberal democracy in the Americas.

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