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Wilfrid Laurier University
Global Studies
Timothy Clark

Globalization and Global Human Rights Origins of Global Human Rights Regime  World War 2 and the Holocaust  Charter of the United Nations (1945) o Promoting and Encouraging Respect for Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms o Used to prevent atrocities like the Holocaust again  Universal Declaration on Human Rights (1948) o Rights of a person regarding life, liberty, and the security of a person o Build on this to create non-discrimination, and freedom of thought and expression o Right to an adequate standard of living, access to food, clothing, housing, medical care, social services, etc. What are Human Rights  The Cold War and the „Battle‟ Over Human Rights (1966) o Communism did bring some security in the form of standard of living and access to jobs o International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)  Negative Rights are all freedoms against having someone tell you what to do and think  Includes: Life, Security, Non-Discrimination, Property, and Religion  They were promoted by the Capitalist West o International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)  Positive Rights are freedoms that come as an addition to Negative Rights such as having a good wage, access to safe jobs, etc.  Includes: Labour, Social Security, Food, Water, Clothing, Housing, Education and Health Care o Tension over Positive/Negative Rights  Those with higher incomes have their money taken away by taxes to pay for basic services Three Generations of Human Rights  First Generation: Life, Property, Equality Before the Law, Conscience and Expression, Political Participation  Second Generation: Material Subsistence (Food, Clothing, Shelter), Education, Healthcare, Labour Rights  Third Generation: Clean Air and Water, Cultural Survival, Substantive Equality (Affirmative Action) March 19, 2013 Globalization and Global Human Rights Gender Gap in Canada  Women earn 64% of what Men do on average  More women work part time  Occupational segregation occurs in the Teaching and Health Related Fields for Women  Women comprise almost half the work force but only 22% of the senior management positions Canada: Peacemaker or Cold Warrior  A
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