Sources of Basic Human Rights Ideas: A Christian Perspective 4: He is the author and editor of numerous books on a wide variety of topics including most recently with Peter Paris a three-volume series entitled God and Globalization.
PRC authoritiestheir supporters, and other proponents claim that existing policies and enforcement measures are sufficient to guard against human rights abuses. However other countries and their authorities such as the United States Department of StateCanada, among othersinternational non-governmental organizations NGOssuch as Human Rights in China and Amnesty Internationaland citizens, lawyers, and dissidents inside the country, state that the authorities in mainland China regularly sanction or organize such abuses.
Jiang Tianyong, 46, is the latest lawyer known for defending government critics to be jailed. According to the news over the past two years more than have been detained in the ongoing crackdown on criticism in China.
State Department, regularly present evidence of the PRC violating the freedoms of speechmovementand religion of its citizens and of others within its jurisdiction. Authorities in the PRC claim to define human rights differently, so as to include economic and social as well as political rights, all in relation to " national culture " and the level of development of the country.
PRC officials interpret the primacy of the Four Cardinal Principles as a legal basis for the arrest of people who the government says seek to overthrow the principles. Chinese nationals whom authorities perceive to be in compliance with these principles, on the other hand, are permitted by the PRC authorities to enjoy and exercise all the rights that come with citizenship of the PRC, provided they do not violate PRC laws in any other manner.
Numerous human rights groups have publicized human rights issues in China that they consider the government to be mishandling, including: Other areas of concern include the lack of legal recognition of human rights and the lack of an independent judiciaryrule of law, and due process.
Chinese human rights attorneys who take on cases related to these issues, however, often face harassment, disbarment, and arrest. The nationwide crackdown on human rights lawyers and activists continued throughout the year.
Activists and human rights defenders continued to be systematically subjected to monitoring, harassmentintimidation, arrest and detention.Human rights in China is a highly contested topic, especially for the fundamental human rights periodically reviewed by the United Nations Human Rights Committee, on which the government of the People's Republic of China and various foreign governments and .
Human rights campaigners say that China continues to target activists and their family members with harassment, imprisonment and torture. The government has frequently imprisoned people who have.
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In September, Zhen Jianghua, executive director of online platform Human Rights Campaign in China, was criminally detained on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power” and later placed under residential surveillance at a designated location. A United Nations human rights panel believes it has received credible reports that more than 1 million ethnic Uighurs in China are being held in what resembles a massive internment camp that is.
Jean Bethke Elshtain: We want to welcome you to this second in our series of lectures on the theme “Does Human Rights Need God?” Today, we are honored that Professor Max Stackhouse joins us to offer his rejoinder to this weighty question.