The Importance Of Human Rights

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“Human rights are not a privilege granted by the few, they are a liberty entitled to all, and human rights, by definition, include the rights of all humans, those in the dawn of life, the dusk of life, or the shadows of life”. (Kay Granger, U.S. Representative) Out of all the ethical ideas in the world, the belief that all people have particular rights holds much significance. This is because there is recognition that where a right is shown to exist, it must be met, where possible. Governments across the globe are known to have an obligation to provide for, uphold and protect the rights of their citizens. Such rights which are accepted politically may receive the backing of law. In international law, there is a right to asylum for a person whose circumstances meet specific requirements. In Ireland, equality rights are provided under the Employment Equality Acts of 1998 and 2004. These Acts forbid discrimination in the workplace. Social Care Practitioners at times, encounter issues in relation to rights, when providing care to clients. These may include a family from an ethic minority trying to get accommodation or a case where parents have separated and each have a right to be involved in their children’s care. The implications of human right are moral ones. They take on a legal role only because of their moral importance (Charleton, 2014). The importance of rights comes from the concept of natural law. This is a law based upon how human beings are believed to

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