UN declaration of human rights “You have rights no matter where you go”

Panel Discussion Proposal

  1. Moderator’s Name and The list of Participants

Moderator: Srey Sokkanitha Mok            209110210

Panelist 1: A bi Dah                                  209110267

Panelist 2: Shanaz Thaha                          111100082

Panelist 3: Sharifa Hashim                        209110221

Panelist 4: Dolma Lama                            209110273

2.Topic

Article #6 of the UN declaration of human rights “You have rights no matter where you go”

3.General Outline

  1. 3.1.Thesis Statement

Human right violation is a very big issue when it comes to human survival. In pursuit of this topic we decided to discuss the article #6 “You have rights no matter where you go” of the UN declaration of human rights because it is what we are experiencing right now. Being a foreigner may entail so many problems when it comes to settling down, enjoying basic human right and also accessing crucial opportunities for survival such as security, freedom and many other rights. Hence, to discuss this topic further we are going to tackle it by looking at this topic into three dimensions. We will discuss which rights have been able to be implemented in pursuit of this declaration. Furthermore, we will discuss the limitations imposed by various countries that jeopardize this declaration and most importantly the main factors that have caused the contradiction in the implementation of this article by different nations.

3.2 Points under thesis statement

  • Recognition to the rights
  • Contradictory to the rights
  • Factors affecting the exercise of this right
  1. 4. a. Outline from each panelists
    1. First Panelist: “Recognition to the rights”

i.      Fundamental rights are owed to persons as a matter of human dignity and should be honored no matter where the persons go.

ii.      If non-citizens are willing to follow the country’s laws, they should be entitled to the same fundamental rights as everyone else in the country.

iii.      International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

iv.      International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

2. Second Panelist: “Recognition to the rights”

i.      Explain on some countries’ rules and regulations

ii.      Advance of the future by “no mater wherever we go”

iii.      We can gain education, enjoyment, healthcare, education & security

iv.      Foreigners have to respect and follow the government policies and regulation of the local country they  live in.

3. Third Panelist: “Contradiction to the rights”

i.      Denial of the rights to citizenship.

  • This has become a big problem to foreigners in host nations making it difficult to seek employment and to enjoy some of citizens’ right such as security.

ii.      Foreigners and right to equal treatment in job context.

  • Africa and Asian expatriates working in foreign countries are subjected to force labor and prostitution.

iii.      Discrimination

  • Local communities and government mistreating non-citizens based on their appearance and religion.
  1. 4. Forth Panelist: Factors affecting the exercise of this right

i.      Cultures and tradition

ii.      Government policy

iii.      Geographical situation

iv.      Roles of specific NGOs in promoting and protecting human rights, with examples.

b. Questions address by each analysis

  1. A bi Dah

Question 1: Are foreign nationals entitled to the same constitutional rights as local citizens?

Question 2: Is there any international law protecting foreigners’ rights?

2.Shanaz

Question 1: What do you think about the rights you have no matter where you go? Give example.

Question 2: “You have rights no matter where you go” by recognizing this right, what are the benefits you will get in the future?

3.Sharifa

Question 1: Can we really claim that we do have rights no matter where we are?

Question 2: What if this right is not implemented?

4.Dolma

Question 1: What could be the factors that affect the implementation of the article #6 of human rights?

Question 2: What are the roles of the civil society play to protect this right?

V. Reference

http://www.japanfocus.org/-The_Asahi_Shimbun_Culture_Research_Center-/2932

http://www.arabnews.com/node/367981

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_Qatar

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