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Presidential Lectures: Mary Robinson

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The Government of Mongolia has committed to pursue new legislation that will tackle anti-gay discrimination. Many people, including myself, have experienced a deepening of our own convictions on this topic over the years, as we have devoted more thought to it, engaged in dialogues and debates, and established personal and professional relationships with people who are gay. For example, in Du Toit and Another v Minister for Welfare and Population Development the Constitutional Court held that certain provisions of the Child Care Act that limited joint adoption and guardianship of children to married persons violated the first applicant's right to human dignity. The state in all of its forms is obliged to respect and defend it. In the view of the minority, the fact that the measure was designed to ameliorate past disadvantage was an important consideration in reaching the conclusion that the measure was not unfairly discriminatory.

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Secretary of State Clinton Human Rights Day Speech

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The delegation from South Africa spoke eloquently about their own experience and struggle for human equality and its indivisibility. Since then the right to equality and the prohibition of discrimination have been incorporated into an array of constitutional and international instruments. As already noted, ensuring that individuals are not forced to live in deprived material and social conditions is part of the affirmation of the worth of individuals. And practically speaking, it is often the case that laws must change before fears about change dissipate. Everyone has the right to take part in the Government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives. And it takes a willingness to see stark differences in belief as a reason to begin the conversation, not to avoid it. I have found evidence that relationships between healthcare staff and service users were influenced by prejudices about social class, gender and ethnicity, which resulted in deficient care and disrespect of basic human rights.

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Secretary of State Clinton Human Rights Day Speech

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Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution. From the elimination of poverty, ill-health and inequality to the delivery of inclusive, and environmentally-sustainable, economic growth, these universal principles directly inform our work. Step by step, barriers that once prevented people from enjoying the full measure of liberty, the full experience of dignity, and the full benefits of humanity have fallen away. Daniel Baer is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection. In our embassies, our diplomats are raising concerns about specific cases and laws, and working with a range of partners to strengthen human rights protections for all.

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OHCHR

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But in fact, in all countries, there are costs to not protecting these rights, in both gay and straight lives lost to disease and violence, and the silencing of voices and views that would strengthen communities, in ideas never pursued by entrepreneurs who happen to be gay. Robinson attended private schools in Ballina, Dublin and Paris. The enquiry is structured to ensure consistency and focussed on the overall aim of the creation of a society in which the equal worth of all is respected. The necessity to balance individual and community needs in the interpretation of what is required to ensure respect for human dignity is also illustrated in the cases concerned with socio-economic rights. These are rights which include fair work, an adequate standard of living, decent housing, health, social security and access to education. This is the basis of human dignity. That is why the Programme for Government we set out on 5 September provides an ambitious roadmap for long-term progressive change.

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Free and Equal in Dignity and Rights: A national conversation on human rights

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For apartheid was a denial of a common humanity. For many, they provide a sense of home, of history and identity. The value of dignity has been invoked in a broad range of cases, including those relating to capital and corporal punishment, privacy, defamation, socio-economic rights and equality. Their knowledge and experiences are invaluable and their courage inspirational. This is why an enquiry into past disadvantage is so important. She was also active in politics far beyond mere symbolism, using her limited Constitutional powers for example, as representative of the state in foreign affairs to similarly great effect.

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Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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In Khumalo v Holomisa, for example, the Court explained the underlying conception of dignity as follows: The value of human dignity in our Constitution is not only concerned with an individual's sense of self-worth, but constitutes an affirmation of the worth of human beings in our society. It is submitted that the contextual enquiry at the heart of the South African approach provides the basis for an interpretation of human dignity which is broad enough to encompass all of those concerns. She attended Trinity College, Dublin, at a time when Catholics had to receive the permission of the Archbishop in order to study in what was a bastion of Protestant education Clifford 2009. Moreover, it provides an integrated framework, with human dignity at its heart, within which those issues can be addressed. This fund will help them record facts so they can target their advocacy, learn how to use the law as a tool, manage their budgets, train their staffs, and forge partnerships with women's organizations and other human rights groups. At the same time, the book re-examines the inherited tradition that forms the basis of conservative Muslim objections, arguing that it is culturally conditioned and therefore open to development and change. Their subordinate position has led to patronage relationships between disabled communities and public authorities and international organizations.

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All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and

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At the same time, however, the range of factors which has been identified as relevant to the enquiry allows the Court to tailor the assessment to the particular circumstances of each case. Indeed, our religion and our culture are sources of compassion and inspiration toward our fellow human beings. In other words, taking human nature more seriously will make us take human dignity more humanely. It has always been defined by one characteristic: limitation, finitude. Eleanor Roosevelt, who did so much to advance human rights worldwide, said that these rights begin in the small places close to home — the streets where people live, the schools they attend, the factories, farms, and offices where they work. Kant's supreme moral principle is that persons should always be treated as ends and not as mere objects.

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Born with Dignity and Rights

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Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state. . Well, in reality, gay people are born into and belong to every society in the world. As soon as the concept showed its power, there were great pressures to multiply the number of rights, which in turn led to undermining the claim to universality, increasing clashes of rights, and even attacks on established rights. It is concluded that this approach has the potential to engage with the realities of the wide range of divisions within South African society and their effects in order to address not only the legacy of apartheid but also to contribute to the creation of a society in which every person is valued equally.


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What is Dignity and What Does it Have to Do With Our Rights?

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The individual must allow those limits on his freedom of action that the legislature deems necessary in the interest of the community's social life; yet the autonomy of the individual has to be protected. Laws that discriminate validate other kinds of discrimination. The contextual analysis provides a means of determining discrimination rooted in the actual experience of the complainant. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards another in a spirit of brotherhood. This morning, back in Washington, President Obama put into place the first U.

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