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Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. Human rights include the right to life, liberty, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more. Everyone is entitled to these rights, without discrimination. Human rights laws protect you from discrimination on the basis of:
- Colour, or ethnic background
- Sexual orientation
- Gender identity or Gender Expression
- Physical or mental disability, including an addiction
- Marital status (for example, married, divorced, single, or living common-law)
in receiving certain services like accommodation, employment etc.
HUMAN RIGHTS IN CANADA:
Human rights are protected by Federal, Provincial or territorial laws. Canadian Human Rights Act of 1977 protects people from discrimination when the received services from Federal Governments or Federal Agencies. Canadian Human Rights Commission provides justice to the victims of discrimination or subjects of harassment. Further, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms of 1982 is part of Constitution of Canada. The Charter Rights ensures the treat of equality under law, it protects certain freedoms such as freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and freedom of religion.
Ontario Human Right Code is first such law enacted in 1962. This code prohibits discrimination against the people based on protected grounds in the protected social area. The Ontario Human Rights Commission is a legal institution which develops policies and conducts, inquires on the complaints regarding violation of Human Rights. The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario decides whether human right has been violated and if so provides justice to people subjected to discrimination.
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW:
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is milestone documents in the history of human rights which was proclaimed by United Nations General Assembly in December 1948. The Article 30 recognizes the following rights:
- We Are All Born Free & Equal. We are all born free. We all have our own thoughts and ideas. We should all be treated in the same way.
- Don’t Discriminate. These rights belong to everybody, whatever our differences.
- The Right to Life. We all have the right to life, and to live in freedom and safety.
- No Slavery. Nobody has any right to make us a slave. We cannot make anyone our slave.
- No Torture. Nobody has any right to hurt us or to torture us.
- You Have Rights No Matter Where You Go. I am a person just like you!
- We’re All Equal Before the Law. The law is the same for everyone. It must treat us all fairly.
- Your Human Rights Are Protected by Law. We can all ask for the law to help us when we are not treated fairly.
- No Unfair Detainment. Nobody has the right to put us in prison without good reason and keep us there, or to send us away from our country.
- The Right to Trial. If we are put on trial this should be in public. The people who try us should not let anyone tell them what to do.
- We’re Always Innocent Till Proven Guilty. Nobody should be blamed for doing something until it is proven. When people say we did a bad thing we have the right to show it is not true.
- The Right to Privacy. Nobody should try to harm our good name. Nobody has the right to come into our home, open our letters, or bother us or our family without a good reason.
- Freedom to Move. We all have the right to go where we want in our own country and to travel as we wish.
- The Right to Seek a Safe Place to Live. If we are frightened of being badly treated in our own country, we all have the right to run away to another country to be safe.
- Right to a Nationality. We all have the right to belong to a country.
- Marriage and Family. Every grown-up has the right to marry and have a family if they want to. Men and women have the same rights when they are married, and when they are separated.
- The Right to Your Own Things. Everyone has the right to own things or share them. Nobody should take our things from us without a good reason.
- Freedom of Thought. We all have the right to believe in what we want to believe, to have a religion, or to change it if we want.
- Freedom of Expression. We all have the right to make up our own minds, to think what we like, to say what we think, and to share our ideas with other people.
- The Right to Public Assembly. We all have the right to meet our friends and to work together in peace to defend our rights. Nobody can make us join a group if we don’t want to.
- The Right to Democracy. We all have the right to take part in the government of our country. Every grown-up should be allowed to choose their own leaders.
- Social Security. We all have the right to affordable housing, medicine, education, and childcare, enough money to live on and medical help if we are ill or old.
- Workers’ Rights. Every grown-up has the right to do a job, to a fair wage for their work, and to join a trade union.
- The Right to Play. We all have the right to rest from work and to relax.
- Food and Shelter for All. We all have the right to a good life. Mothers and children, people who are old, unemployed or disabled, and all people have the right to be cared for.
- The Right to Education. Education is a right. Primary school should be free. We should learn about the United Nations and how to get on with others. Our parents can choose what we learn.
- Copyright. Copyright is a special law that protects one’s own artistic creations and writings; others cannot make copies without permission. We all have the right to our own way of life and to enjoy the good things that art, science and learning bring.
- A Fair and Free World. There must be proper order so we can all enjoy rights and freedoms in our own country and all over the world.
- Responsibility. We have a duty to other people, and we should protect their rights and freedoms.
- No One Can Take Away Your Human Rights.
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