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outlet moncler milano online Research – Usingmultiple sources to thoroughly study a human rights topic. Such sources can be books, newspapers, magazine or journal articles, or primary human rights documents (e.g., the Universal Declaration of Human Rights). Reservation –The exceptions that State Parties make to a treaty (e.g., provisions that they do not agree to follow). Reservations, however, may not undermine the fundamental objective and purpose of the treaty . Respect – To honor, appreciate, and treat others with dignity. Respect for self – Treating oneself with care, love, and appreciation, while valuing one’s unique and shared characteristics. Respect for parents and teachers – Treating parents and teachers with care, respect, and appreciation. Respect for others – Treating others with care, respect, and appreciation. Responsibility – Obligation, duty, and/or accountability. Government responsibility – Human rights are not gifts given at the pleasure of governments, nor should governments withhold them or apply them to some people but not to others. Governments must be held accountable for promoting and protecting the human rights of all persons. Individual responsibility – Duties possessed by individuals. For example, every individual has a responsibility to teach human rights, to respect human rights, and to challenge institutions and individuals that abuse them. Other responsible entities – Every organ of society, including corporations, educational institutions, foundations, and non-governmental organizations also share responsibility for the promotion and protection of human rights. Rule of Law – A government must function or operate in support of written laws, which should be adopted through an established procedure. This principle is intended to be a safeguard against unfair judgments or procedures in individual cases. Hence, those who make and enforce the law must respect and uphold the law. Security – The level of protection or safety by or for an individual, group, or system against threats to human rights, such as arbitrary detention, food deprivation, or unwarranted physical harm. Self – The total, essential, or particular being of a person; the individual. Self-Determination – Political independence on the part of a group without control by people outside of that area. Self-Expression – Sharing one’s thoughts, beliefs, feelings, ideas or personality, through verbal or non-verbal means, including dance, essays, music, painting, photography, poetry, spoken word, sculpture, etc. Sexism – Attitudes, conditions, or behaviors that promote stereotyping and oppression based on sex and gender; discrimination based on sex or gender. Sharing Learning – Communicating with other members of one’s family, class, school, or larger community through multi-media or diverse methods of expression what one has learned. Signing/Sign – The first step in ratification of a treaty ; to sign a treaty and thus to promise to adhere to the core principles in the document and to honor its spirit. Sisterhood/Brotherhood – An association or bond of solidarity between persons. Brothers and sisters are an integral part of a family, although people need not be blood-related siblings to be a part of a brotherhood and a sisterhood . According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood [and sisterhood]” (Article 1, UDHR). Social Change – Refers to progress resulting from acts of advocacy for the cause of enacting positive change in society . Social change movements are generally organized in response to particular oppressions based on race, gender, ability, sexual orientation, religion, and age. Social Justice – The practice of promoting and protecting human rights and responsibilities, with a particular emphasis on the economic and social rights of society’s most vulnerable groups. Social Responsibility – The obligation to ensure that one’s actions produce an overall positive impact on society and on the promotion and protection of human rights. Solidarity – A union of interests, purposes, or sympathies among members of a group. For example, Solidarity is often associated with labor movements. Sovereignty – The possession or exercise of full control by a government over a territorial or geographical area or limit. State – (often synonymous with "country") Geo-political unit encompassing a group of people permanently occupying a fixed territory having common laws and a government capable of conducting international affairs. State Parties – Those countries that have ratified or otherwise accepted a treaty or a convention and are thereby bound to conform to its provisions. Systemic Change – Process of enacting large-scale change while moving beyond thinking about individual organizations, single problems, and single solutions. Systemic change is a cyclical process in which the impact of change on all parts of the whole and their relationships to one another are taken into consideration. For example, the term entails thinking about many types of systems, such as educational systems, information systems, policy systems, social service systems, and technology systems. Torture – Any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted by or at the instigation of an individual (e.g., a public official) or group on a person for such reasons as obtaining from him or her or a third person information or confession, punishing them for an act they have committed or are suspected of having committed, or intimidating him or her or other persons. Treaty – A formal agreement between nations, which defines and modifies their mutual duties and obligations (a treaty which may be ratified by more than two States Parties is a multilateral treaty, sometimes known as a convention ). When conventions are adopted by the UN General Assembly , they create legally binding international obligations for the Member States that have ratified the treaty . Truth and Reconciliation Commissions – Truthand Reconciliation Commissions , unlike traditional courts, focus primarily on the victims of past oppression and rely heavily on their accounts. They provide a forum for survivors to tell their stories and suffering through private or public hearings. Anybody who feels they have been a victim of violence can come forward and be heard. Perpetrators of violence can also give testimony and, in some circumstances, request amnesty from prosecution. Truthand Reconciliation Commissions are crucial transition components to full and free democracy and vary in form from country to country. Understanding Other Points of View – Recognizing different perspectives of one experience or event. Unfairness (Opposite: Fairness) – Not just, evenhanded, or ethical. United Nations Charter – Initial treaty of the UN setting forth its goals, functions, and responsibilities; adopted in San Francisco in 1945. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – United Nations organization that works to promote the human rights of children throughout the world. UNICEF has a variety of programs that address the organization’s priority areas of child protection, early childhood, girl’s education, HIV/AIDS, and immunization. United Nations Commission on Human Rights – Body of the United Nations established to draft human rights standards and otherwise address human rights issues. United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) – A UN council of 54 members primarily concerned with population, economic development, human rights, and criminal justice. This high-ranking body receives and issues human rights reports. United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) – Body of the Unites Nations established to advance science and learning in the five areas of Education, Natural Sciences, Social and Human Sciences, Culture, and Communication and Information. The mission of the Social and Human Sciences section of UNESCO is to spur advances and innovation that promote the universal principles of justice, freedom, and human dignity. United Nations General Assembly – One of the principal organs of the UN, consisting of representatives of all member states. The General Assembly issues declarations , adopts conventions on human rights issues, debates relevant issues, and censures states that violate human rights. The actions of the General Assembly are governed by the United Nations Charter . United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) – United Nations agency charged with facilitating international action to address the problems faced by refugees, as well as to promote and protect their human rights. Such rights include the right to seek asylum and the right to return home voluntarily. United Nations Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) – Body of the United Nations established to press the international community and UN Member States to honor and uphold human rights treaties, principles, and norms. The OHCHR also speaks on behalf of the victims of human rights violations. United Nations Sub–Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights - Subsidiary body of the UN Commission on Human Rights formerly known as the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities. The Sub-Commission’s function is to conduct human rights research and to make recommendations to the United Nations Human Rights Commission. Unity – Individuals or groups coming together for a single purpose. Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) – Primary UN document establishing human rights standards and norms, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly on December 10, 1948. The UDHR is an authoritative definition of the human rights obligations of UN member states. Through time it has become so respected by states that many of its provisions can now be said to be customary international law . Universality – Certain moral and ethical values are considered to be common or shared in all regions of the world; governments and communities should recognize and uphold them. The universality of human rights does not mean, however, that the rights cannot change or that they are experienced in the same manner by all people. World Development – Development whose goal is to alleviate poverty among residents of developing countries . International development is a multidisciplinary field that includes poverty reduction , governance , healthcare , education , crisis prevention and recovery, and economic restructuring. Development is intended as a long-term solution to poverty and desperation. World Political Economy – Area of study which encompassesa variety of different but related approaches to studying economic behavior of countries, individuals, and companies, which range from combining economics with other fields to challenging assumptions of traditional economics.  
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What is a draft? (as in civics)? What is the definition of a draft,not like in writing class like in social studies class? & who is required to register with the government for the draft? Thanks in advance Follow 2 answers 2 Report Abuse Are you sure you want to delete this answer? Yes No Sorry, something has gone wrong. Trending Now John Boehner Kristin Beck Lea Michele Kourtney Kardashian Reverse Mortgage Msrp Lincoln Navigator Carl Lentz Kyrie Irving Student Loans Monique Lhuillier Answers Best Answer:   Conscription in the United States (also called compulsory military service or the draft) has been employed several times, usually during war but also during the nominal peace of the Cold War. The United States discontinued the draft in 1973, moving to an all-volunteer military force, thus there is no mandatory conscription.

However, the Selective Service System remains in place as a contingency plan; men between the ages of 18 and 25 are required to register so that a draft can be readily resumed if needed. In current conditions conscription is considered unlikely by most political and military experts. In fact, some experts consider the selective service system itself to be pointless since the chances of a draft are nearly zero and since a draft would be extremely ineffective in a nuclear war, for example.

In 1980, Congress re-instated the requirement that young men register with the Selective Service System. At that time it was required that all males, born on or after January 1, 1960 register with the Selective Service System. The Selective Service System describes its mission as "...to serve the emergency manpower needs of the Military by conscripting untrained manpower, or personnel with professional health care skills, if directed by Congress and the President in a national crisis." Registration forms are available either online or at any U.S. Post Office.

The Selective Service registration form states that failure to register is a felony punishable by up to five years imprisonment or a $250,000 fine. In practice, no one has been prosecuted for failure to comply with draft registration since 1986,in part because prosecutions of draft resisters proved counter-productive for the government, and in part because of the difficulty of proving that noncompliance with the law was "knowing and willful." Many people do not register at all, register late, or change addresses without notifying the Selective Service System. Not registering can (technically) also lead to loss of federal employment, sometimes after the registration window has already passed. However, only a few of such cases have been reported so far. Refusing to register can also cause a loss of eligibility for federal financial aid for college.

According to the Selective Service System,

A conscientious objector is one who is opposed to serving in the armed forces and/or bearing arms on the grounds of moral or religious principles.

Beliefs which qualify a registrant for CO status may be religious in nature, but don't have to be. Beliefs may be moral or ethical; however, a man's reasons for not wanting to participate in a war must not be based on politics, expediency, or self-interest. In general, the man's lifestyle prior to making his claim must reflect his current claims.

The Selective Service (and the draft) in the United States is not limited to citizens. Howard Stringer was drafted in 1965, six weeks after arriving from his native Britain. Today, non-citizen males of appropriate age in the United States, who are permanent residents (holders of Green Cards), seasonal agricultural workers, refugees, parolees, asylees, and even illegal immigrants, are required to register with the Selective Service System.Refusal to do so is grounds for denial of a future citizenship application. In addition, immigrants who seek to naturalize as citizens must, as part of the Oath of Citizenship, swear to the following:

... that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the armed forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law;

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website also states however:

In some cases, USCIS allows the oath to be taken without the clauses: ". . .that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by law...."

Non-citizens who serve in the United States military enjoy several naturalization benefits which are unavailable to non-citizens who do not, such as a waiver of application fees. Permanent resident aliens who die while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces may be naturalized posthumously, which may be beneficial to surviving family members. Source(s): Dan T · 6 years ago 0 Thumbs up 0 Thumbs down Report Abuse Comment Add a comment

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