Lesson 5 – Human Rights in the UK 2014

Report
You must complete ALL of TASK FOUR in the homework
booklet – your teacher will give you a completion date.
Complete page 60 of your SPAG BOOKLET – this must come
with you to EVERY LESSON THOUGH (don’t leave it at home).
Objective:
To use group
work, the UK
Human Rights
Act and
media clips
and case
studies to
understand
more about
Human Rights
in the UK.
Grade C
You will be able to define key terms
and list why Human Rights are
important.
Grade B
You will be able to evaluate whether
Human Rights should always be
protected.
Grade A-A*
You will be able to express an opinion
on whether everyone should be
entitled to Human Rights.
THE
STARTER
CHALLENGE…
NO
PROBLEM!!!
In groups…
You have 8 minutes to complete the following questions
(you must complete your own sheet)…
Prize for the group with the most accurate responses 
What are Human Rights?
List any 4 human rights (there are 30)
Who are the UN and what do they have to do with Human Rights?
What does UDHR stand for and what is it?
What do Amnesty International do?
Even if you have no idea have a guess – you can make improvements/corrections IN
GREEN PEN later…
Make corrections/improvements in
GREEN PEN – you need these for your
exam.
The basic
freedoms to
which ALL
human beings
are entitled.
Example: Shelter
and food.
The purpose of
the United
Nations is to
bring all nations
of the world
together to
work for peace
and
development,
based on the
principles of
justice, human
dignity and the
well-being of all
people.
The UN put
together
the UDHR
and seek to
uphold it in
all
countries
throughout
the world.
On 10th December
1948 the United
Nations (UN) produced
the Universal
Declaration of Human
Rights (UDHR)
The Declaration came
about directly from
the experience of the
Second World War.
It consists of 30
rights that all human
beings are entitled to.
The Declaration has
been translated into at
least 375 languages
and dialects, making it
the most widely
translated document in
the world.
The UDHR says we
ALL have the
RIGHT to…
1.
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13.
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29.
30.
life
Be born free & equal
No discrimination
No torture
No slavery
Be protected by the law
A fair trial
Not be detained unfairly
Be treated equally by the law
Be innocent until proven guilty
Privacy
Freedom to move
A safe place to live
Nationality
Marriage and family
Own our own things
Freedom of thought
Freedom of expression
Public assembly
Democracy
Social security
Workers rights
Play
Food and shelter
Education
Copyright
A fair free world
Responsibility
Have human rights wherever we go
Never have our human rights taken away
An international
organisation that aims
to end grave abuses of
human rights and to
demand justice for
those whose rights have
been violated.
Founded in London in
1961, AI draws
attention to human
rights abuses and
campaigns for
compliance with
international laws and
standards.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inM_aiHDGm0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJbL9CN1TjY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsnAlaO5vJU
Why is it important that people have
human rights?
(Answer on your sheet – try to get AT
LEAST FOUR POINTS)
Add any to you list you didn’t get in GREEN PEN…
• They ensure everyone is treated the same.
• They make sure that one group is not discriminated
against.
• They mean everyone can be protected from harm.
• They make sure that everyone is treated with
dignity.
• They ensure that people are treated fairly.
Grade C
You will be able to
define key terms
and list why human
rights are
important.
The law on human rights
in this country has
done a lot to help
those invoiced in child
prostitution and illegal
immigration.
It has also been used in
the UK to stop
corporal punishment in
schools and for
equality for
homosexuals.
The UK is a member of the European Convention on Human
Rights and this means that ALL citizens of the UK are
entitles to have their human rights upheld.
What/who protects these rights in the UK?
In the UK today, these
rights are protected by
law. Most are covered by
the HUMAN RIGHTS
ACT 1998 and anyone
who feels that their
human rights have been
abused or infringed can
appeal to the European
Court of Human Rights.
Summarise this in
your own words
The Human Rights Act 1998
contains important rights such as:
Everyone's right to life shall be protected by law.
No one shall be subjected to torture or inhumane treatment.
Everyone has the right to liberty (unless lawfully arrested
and imprisoned)
Everyone charged with a criminal offence has the right to a
fair trial.
Everyone has the right to private family and home life.
Everyone has the freedom of expression and assembly
(unless they are threatening national security or public
safety).
Everyone has the right to live without prejudice.
Can you
think of
any
real-life
examples
where any
of these
rights
have been
abused in
the UK?
The biggest area of controversy concerns
national security and terrorism.
MANY believe human rights should be overruled when
national security is at risk. In other words those
suspected of terrorism should not be entitled to
human rights.
The FACTS
between 2001 and 2007, 1228 people were arrested on terrorism offences in the UK.
Out of 1228 of those people 224 were convicted and imprisoned, 114 are awaiting trial and
890 were released without charge.
SOME
believe that the TERRORISM ACTS of 2000 and
2006 abuse people human rights as they allow police to
arrest and detain suspected terrorists for long periods.
http://www.youtube.com/wa
tch?v=tzxCSYxJmFA
Should national security
come before human rights?
Do/should suspected
terrorists have human
rights?
Complete page 58
QUESTION 1
Remember PEPE
Complete in 4 minutes
When finished SWAP and
PEER MARK
(you know what to do!)
Grade B
You will be able
to evaluate
whether Human
Rights should
always be
protected.
Many people have criticised the Human Rights Act, claiming that sometimes
it allows criminals to get away without proper punishment.
In 1996, a 15 year old Italian student, LEARCO CHINDAMO, who was living in
Britain, was found guilty of murdering his school headmaster, Philip Lawrence.
The teenager was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment, then he was to be sent
back (deported) to Italy.
However he appealed and won the right to stay in the UK under the
Human Rights Act.
http://www.blinkx.com/watch-video/appeal-over-lawrence-killer-ruling/IqyGUJsvBVvO-XAuozvDYw
http://www.blinkx.com/watch-video/cameron-scraphuman-rights-act/efZmX9dgMZ4sngGMnOEtAA
Philip Lawrence’s wife was
outraged that the Human
Rights Act enabled her
husbands murder to get what
he wanted and that he had his
human rights protected
despite what he had done.
Do you agree/disagree with the decision to let him stay in the UK?
What rights did the Human Rights Act protect for Learco Chindamo?
Did he deserve to have his rights protected?
Go to PAGE 58 QUESTION 2
Now the hard part – it asks you to include AT LEAST ONE CHRISTIAN POINT –
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in the correct
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– if you
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swap your ideas.
“Love your neighbour as yourself” (Matthew 22:39)
“This is what the LORD says :Maintain JUSTICE and do what is
right”
(Isaiah 56:1)
‘…do to others what you would have them do to you…’ (Matthew 7:12)
THE GOLDEN RULE
“...an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth”
(exodus 21:24)
“Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who
hate you”
Grade A-A*
You will be able to
express an opinion
on whether
everyone should be
entitled to Human
Rights.
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