South African Bill of Rights Rights. This Bill of Rights is a cornerstone of democracy in South Africa. It enshrines the rights of all people in our country and affirms the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom.
Akoro Joseph Sewedo Arcus correspondent Fundamental human rights is interrelated and inter-dependent. Discrimination against anyone on the basis of perceived or real sexual orientation, gender expression and identity is a core violation of human rights.
The limit of freedom to fundamental human rights is only justified when the exercise of rights of one is in an attempt to infringe on the rights of others.
Does same-sex consensual relationship hurt anyone? This is in quick response to the editorial of Newspaper Guardian newspaper written by Luke Onyekakeyah and published on Tuesday, March 17, Luke in his opinion share in the myth and misconception that homosexuality is western and therefore should not accepted.
I will like to use this medium for education that homosexuality existed even during the pre-colonial era. At this time, We, Africans were tolerant and free to express our sexuality in diverse ways.
A typical example is the traditionally accepted marriage of two women as husband and wife in the southern region of Nigeria. I have been part of a recent research that revealed this information but I am not allowed to mention in this response the communities engage in this practice because of the stigma attached to it.
Should we therefore, as Nigerian stab our fellow country people at the back? Should we for the sake of morality disrespect people because of what their beliefs are?
In fact, it is the adoption of the sodomy laws from the British colonial master that is western. However, I will not indict the westerners for the law but the myopicness and our ignorance attitude to censor any laws we adopt. We still make this mistake till date. The Nigerian government signs onto international treaties without reservation abroad and come back home to sing on a different note.
Alphabetization of our various languages is western, our current dress style and fashion is western. Apparently, the protest of Christian groups at the March 11, public hearing on the Nigeria same-sex marriage prohibition bill portrays great influence of western culture.
The website content of Daughters of Sarah- a Christian group present at the public hearing justify this argument. This is from her website; About our U. The advocacy against the Same-sex marriage prohibition by international organizations that are concern about human rights in general is not a shame.
Infact, the shame is the introduction of such a bill to become law. Human rights watch, Global rights and even Amnesty International are organizations that have worked and still working in Nigeria on many other issues of human rights violations for a very long time.
We all, have indeed commended their works and sympathized with the victims.
So why on earth should anyone call it a shame for these organizations to express their concern over a bill attempting to violated the rights of a group and to a greater height targeted towards human rights defender?
The issues of sexual diversity and human rights is broad, therefore it is very easy to mis-understand the concept of sexuality. Bestiality is sexual intercourse with an animal that cannot communicate in human language and invariably cannot give consent to any sexual conduct with human being.
The impossibility for an animal to give consent to sex is what justifies the immorality to have sex with them.
Pedophile and pederasty is same. On this basis, in not case should Bestiality, Pedophile and Pederasty be compared with homosexuality.Human rights: Human rights, rights that belong to an individual or group of individuals simply for being human, or as a consequence of inherent human vulnerability, or because they are requisite to the possibility of a just society.
Whatever their theoretical justification, human rights refer to a wide continuum. Human Rights Watch defends the rights of people in 90 countries worldwide, spotlighting abuses and bringing perpetrators to justice Donate Now Get Updates On Rights Issues From Around The Globe.
The African Court on Human and Peoples Rights’ rules do not impose an explicit time bar to human rights claims, but do state that applications should be filed “within a reasonable time from the date local remedies were exhausted” (Rule 40 of the Court’s Rules of Procedure).
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Our multimedia service, through this new integrated single platform, updates throughout the day, in text, audio and video – also making use of quality images and other media . Culture, Gender, and Religion at the Limit of Human Rights in Africa. Introduction: – A The essay will concentrate on how civilization, gender and faith bounds human rights in Africa and how the three come into struggle which leads to ramblingly build each other via cultural.