The Negatives Of 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
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Trade has the power to support, encourage and foster development and self improvementa and it also has the power to destroy it. Critics of globalization see it has a threat to human right when they consider the rules and regulations enforced and proposed by the IMF and World Banks on the poorer countries and the wealthier companies who use their wealth and power to manipulate and rule the vulnerable countries. (Shelton, n.d.).
In closing the effects of globalization on Human Rights have negatives and positives.

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