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suki asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Human Rights in Canada and UN?

Could anyone provide three examples for each?

Human rights in Canada and human rights for United Nations.

I need to list some examples of human rights for each of them and compare/contrast them.

1 Answer

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    In Canada, human rights are embedded in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Certain rights include, and are not limited to:

    -Section 2 (free speech): "Freedom of conscience and religion; freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication; freedom of peaceful assembly; and freedom of association."

    -Section 7 (Life, liberty and security of the person): "Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice. (basically this right is taken if you are under arrest as a result in breaking the law)"

    -Section 15 (Equality rights): "Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability."

    On the other hand, the UN possesses a Universal Declaration of Human rights. It is similar to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms because the first draft author was John Peters Humphrey, a Canadian who taught at the University of McGill. Certain rights include, and are not limited to:

    -Article 18: Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance

    -Article 3: Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

    -Article 1: 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.

    Source(s): -The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms -The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
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