Aung San Suu Kyi is Burma's rightful leader by democratic election. She has been in house arrest since she was elected in 1990. When she was awarded the Nobel Peace Price in 1991, her husband and two sons, who are free had to accept it in her place.
Listening to the Instant Karma CD, I started thinking about Darfur and how there were all kinds of Sudanese refugees all over Egypt, having been expelled from their country or left it willingly for a variety of different reasons. I remember, a friend of mine went down to help them learn English every weekend as one of her many community service projects. And then that reminded me of going down to Mokattam to see the orphanage.
Mokattam, colloquially called “Garbage City” by everyone from residents of Mokattam to tour guides, is a place past the Cairo citadel where there are literally piles...
An interesting case study we looked at in my human rights course was that of link, a German cannibal whose link
According to the UNDHR (link), human rights are inalienable and a person cannot even voluntarily give them up. This is a major point of controversy, and understandably so. We don't have the right... to give up our rights?
It was this main clause in the UNDHR that prompted German judges to convict Meiwes of torture and murder.
But it still begs the question... Should we have the right to voluntarily give up our human rights? If Meiwes victim truly wanted to be eaten , who are we to say...