Difference Between Globalization And Human Rights

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Globalization is a process whereby countries become connected by means of international trade and skills across the country’s borders. According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) website “Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination.” (OHCHR, 1996).
One would conclude that as human beings, we are not apt to think of others first or with the same level of love and respect we expect and have for ourselves. For example, the slave trade and forced labour, our fore fathers who worked on the plantations as slaves at the hand of their callous rulers, had no organizations protecting them from such cruelty. With the increase of trade around the globe as a result of globalization, the aim of the United Nations and other organisations is to protect individuals from entities of various countries, and to put rules and laws in place to prevent the selfishness of mankind as well as lawlessness and callousness of leaders.
The globalization era has impacted human rights worldwide. While the issue of human Rights is far reaching for this discourse I will discuss women rights and child labour. Child labour for example, on the continents of Asia, Latin America and Africa are as a result of the richer companies within the develop countries
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