Will Human Rights Improve Around the World? Term Paper by Nicky

A discussion on the history and future of human rights around the world.
# 151140 | 1,993 words | 5 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on May 23, 2012 in Communication (Mass Media) , Economics (Globalization)

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The paper provides a historical background of human rights and discusses how more international cooperation has been seen in the protection of human rights. The paper explores how the conceptual perspectives of realism, idealism and functionalism approach the issue of human rights, and concludes that globalization and increased media coverage globally has meant that human rights continue to improve and are destined to continue to improve in the future.

Historical Background of Human Rights
How Different Conceptual Perspectives May Approach the Issue of Human Rights

From the Paper:

"Concern regarding human rights is not something new. Ancient laws concerning human rights are found in a variety of civilizations. From 3100 - 2850 BC, the first Pharoh of Egypt, Menes, implemented a code of conduct for his society. One thousand years later, the Code of Hammurabi is issued by the Babylonian king, based on a revelation from their god of justice, Shamash. Between the 18th and 15th century BC, the Five Books of Moses emerge and are the basis of the Jewish Faith. The Torah is centered on concern for the rights and welfare of others, with the Ten Commandments establishing a code of conduct for members of the Jewish community. The Upanishads, written between 800 and 500 BC, outline the Vedic belief system that an individual's actions have ongoing moral consequences ("Human rights timeline: From antiquity", n.d.). However, the first charter of human rights comes in the 6th century.
"In the 6th century BC, Cyrus, the king of the Medes and Persians, is the first to issue a charter of human rights, with his Charter of Freedom of Mankind. During this same time K'ung Fu Tzu (also known as Confucius in the Western world) fathered the dominant political and moral philosophy in China, Confucianism."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Human rights timeline: From antiquity to the Magna Carta. (No date). Retrieved October 28, 2009, from http://www.gwu.edu/~erpapers/humanrights/timeline/timeline1.cfm.
  • Human rights timeline: From European expansion to the Enlightenment. (No date). Retrieved October 28, 2009, from http://www.gwu.edu/~erpapers/humanrights/timeline/timeline2.cfm.
  • Human rights timeline: From the American Revolution to Napoleon. (No date). Retrieved October 28, 2009, from http://www.gwu.edu/~erpapers/humanrights/timeline/timeline3.cfm.
  • Human rights timeline: From the Indian Removal Act to the U.S. Sedition Act. (No date). Retrieved October 28, 2009, from http://www.gwu.edu/~erpapers/humanrights/timeline/timeline4.cfm.
  • Human rights timeline: From the Treaty of Versailles to the formation of the UN. (No date). Retrieved October 28, 2009, from http://www.gwu.edu/~erpapers/humanrights/timeline/timeline5.cfm.

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