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Topic: Social rights

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  Social rights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Social rights are generally considered an obligation a society places upon itself and its citizens to ensure to all people some specified standard of living, without discrimination.
Human rights refers to the concept of human beings as having universal rights or status, regardless of legal jurisdiction or other localizing factors, such as ethnicity and nationality.
The theory of three generations of human rights considers social rights to be "second-generation rights", and the theory of negative and positive rights considers them to be "positive rights".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Social_rights   (151 words)

 International Policy on Human Rights
Human rights were defined from the start to include the universal right to a standard of living that is adequate for the health and well-being of individuals and their families.
Social work, with its person-in-environment perspective, is vividly aware of the deleterious effects of human rights violations on the growth and development of the individual.
Social workers must advocate for the rights of vulnerable people and must condemn policies, practices, and attitudes of bigotry, intolerance, and hate that put any person’s human rights in grave jeopardy—the violation of human rights based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, immigration status, or religion are a few examples.
www.socialworkers.org /pressroom/events/911/improved_training.asp   (4021 words)

 Human Rights (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Examples of human rights are the right to freedom of religion, the right to a fair trial when charged with a crime, the right not to be tortured, and the right to engage in political activity.
Deciding whether to implement social rights is not a matter of deciding whether to bear such burdens, but rather of deciding whether to continue with total reliance on a system of informal provision that distributes benefits in a very spotty way and whose costs fall very unevenly on families, friends, and communities.
If the right is the right to a fair trial when one is arrested and accused of a crime, the demand side would set out the rightholder's claim to a fair trial and the reasons why that claim is very valuable or important.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/rights-human   (15493 words)

 Promoting economic, social and cultural rights - Amnesty International
Yet, 10 years on, the systematic denial of economic, social and cultural rights, growing global inequalities and the failure of governments to significantly reduce the number of people living in extreme poverty, are among the defining human rights problems of our time.
There are differences between individual human rights guarantees, not least in the degree to which they are protected in international law, but most of the common objections to economic and social rights are misguided.
Rights of access to health care, to social security, or to enjoy an adequate standard of living will be better realized if a fair and effective system for the administration of justice is in place.
web.amnesty.org /report2004/hragenda-6-eng   (1309 words)

 Your Social Security Number: How Secure Is It?
When Social Security numbers were first issued in 1936, the federal government assured the public that use of the numbers would be limited to Social Security programs.
With the Social Security number accessible to so many people, it is relatively easy for someone to fraudulently use your SSN to assume your identity and gain access to your bank account, credit accounts, utilities records, and other sources of personal information.
Social Security numbers may be obtained by colleges and universities for students who have university jobs and/or receive federal financial aid.
www.privacyrights.org /fs/fs10-ssn.htm   (2750 words)

 Social Rights and Citizenship: An International Comparison
In this chapter we address the question whether access to the social welfare state and to the labor market should be rationed on the basis of citizenship in liberal democracies, and, like many potential rights, be denied to established, presumably permanent non-citizens.
Liberal democracies have steadily moved from citizenship to personhood (Soysal 1994), or at least presumptive permanence, when allocating social rights.
(By social rights we mean access to contributory and noncontributory social benefits, access to social investments such as job training, and access to the labor market.) This development represents a major postwar victory for liberalism (Joppke 1999).
www.urban.org /url.cfm?ID=410545   (1543 words)

 NESRI: National Economic & Social Rights Initiative
Economic and social rights guarantee that every person be afforded conditions under which they are able to meet their basic needs.
The right to education ensuring an education that enables all persons to participate effectively in a free society and is directed to the full development of the human personality.
The US, as one of the primary drafters of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, was one of the first countries to commit to protecting economic and social rights under the human rights framework.
www.nesri.org /economic_social_rights/index.html   (976 words)

 Center for Economic and Social Rights | Social Justice through Human Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Center for Economic and Social Rights is seeking a Development and Communications Coordinator to help secure the sustainable growth and public profile of the organization.
Significant changes have occurred in the field of economic and social rights since the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) was established in 1993.
Established in 1993, the Center for Economic and Social Rights is one of the first organizations to challenge economic injustice as a violation of international human rights law.
www.cesr.org   (369 words)

 Fact Sheet No.16 (Rev.1), The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The right to self-determination is a cornerstone of the international legal system, and has been a premier concern of the international community since the creation of the United Nations in 1945, particularly in regard to issues such as independence, non-interference and democracy.
As far as the rights contained in the Covenant are concerned, the right of peoples freely to pursue their economic, social and cultural development includes freedom to carry on economic, social and cultural activities.
The right to work is fundamental to the enjoyment of certain subsistence and livelihood rights such as food, clothing, housing, etc. Moreover, one's working status may easily affect the enjoyment of other rights relating to health and education.
www.unhchr.ch /html/menu6/2/fs16.htm   (9816 words)

 Human rights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As is evident in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, human rights, at least in the post-war period, are conceptualized as based on inherent human dignity, retaining their universal and inalienable character.
Other theories hold that human rights codify moral behavior, which is a human, social product developed by a process of biological and social evolution (associated with Hume) or as a sociological pattern of rule setting (as in the sociological theory of law and the work of Weber).
The term "human rights" has replaced the term "natural rights" in popularity, because the rights are less and less frequently seen as requiring natural law for their existence.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Human_rights   (4055 words)

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The European Social Charter guarantees social and economic human rights.
It was adopted in 1961 and revised in 1996.
The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) is the body responsible for monitoring compliance in the states party to the Charter.
www.coe.int /T/E/Human_Rights/Esc   (122 words)

 Social Rights Bulgaria Publication Policy
The Social Rights Bulgaria (SRB) is a project aiming to raise the awareness of Bulgarian non-governmental organisations (NGOs), social movements and individuals about their rights, to provide them with a forum to claim their rights and to participate in campaigns and common projects.
Information regarding the social sector in Bulgaria, the social policy on EU accession and government decisions related to the protection of people’s rights is being published regularly on the Social Rights Bulgaria website.
Short updates about the evolution of social rights in the world (preference given to neighboring countries, EU etc).
www.socialrights.org /article903.html   (1529 words)

 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Developing countries, with due regard to human rights and their national economy, may determine to what extent they would guarantee the economic rights recognized in the present Covenant to non-nationals.
No restriction upon or derogation from any of the fundamental human rights recognized or existing in any country in virtue of law, conventions, regulations or custom shall be admitted on the pretext that the present Covenant does not recognize such rights or that it recognizes them to a lesser extent.
The Economic and Social Council may transmit to the Commission on Human Rights for study and general recommendation or, as appropriate, for information the reports concerning human rights submitted by States in accordance with articles 16 and 17, and those concerning human rights submitted by the specialized agencies in accordance with article 18.
www.unhchr.ch /html/menu3/b/a_cescr.htm   (2623 words)

 Social Rights Bulgaria > Photo gallery
Workshop for prevention of trafficking and sexual exploitation for children from social institutions
The 5th World Social Forum is held in Porto Alegre, Brazil, where more than 100 000 activists from social movements, NGOs and trade unions are expected to meet between January 26 and 31st 2005.
Social Rights Bulgaria is an initiative of the Internet Rights Bulgaria Foundation (IRBF)
www.socialrights.org /rubrique70.html   (252 words)

 Equipo Nizkor - Derechos Human Rights: Economic & Social Rights
These economic and social rights are also guaranteed by the International Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural rights - ratified by many countries around the world but not the US.
The first step in protecting these rights is understanding them, and for that reason we have collected these resources.
Final report on the question of the impunity of perpetrators of human rights violations (economic, social and cultural rights), prepared by Mr.
www.derechos.org /nizkor/econ/eng.html   (305 words)

 Leadership Conference on Civil Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Loewen was the obvious choice for our inaugural interview of the series.
His book, "Sundown Towns," deals with one of our most pernicious civil rights violations – housing discrimination and residential segregation....
More than 5.3 million Americans have relinquished their right to vote, not by choice, but because the law bans them from going to the polls....
www.civilrights.org   (252 words)

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