Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of sex, race, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, age, disability, or any other status. For this assessment task, you are required to write an essay (1200 — 1500 words) that is based on one of the following groups

Assessment 2A: Individual written essay (25%) 

Word Count: 1200-1500 words

Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of sex, race, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, age, disability, or any other status. For this assessment task, you are required to write an essay (1200 — 1500 words) that is based on one of the following groups who, at various times and in various contexts, have not had their human rights protected or promoted:

Children

People with disabilities Elderly People

Refugees

In your essay, you are required to review, analyze and draw from relevant human rights documents (listed below) and from current evidence to explain:

  • The obligations of governments to promote and

protect the human rights and freedoms of your chosen group (i.e., the obligations of governments to act in certain ways or refrain from certain acts).

  • The ways in which Australian government(s) have not and/or do not meet specific obligations under specific conventions/articles to promote and protect the human rights and freedoms of your chosen group. Examples can be based on past and/or present legislation, policies and practices.
  • The ways in which Australian government(s) do meet their obligations under specific conventions/articles to promote and protect the human rights and freedoms of your chosen group. Examples should be based on up to date legislation, policies and

Refer to the Australian Human Rights Commission  website found at

https://humanrights.gov.au/about/what-are-human­rjghts to access the following:

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Convention on the Rights of the Child

  • Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
  • International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
  • The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)
  • United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees,
  • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
  • Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
  • International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (Article 18 recognises freedom of thought, conscience and religion).
  • Age Discrimination Act (2004)
  • The Sex Discrimination (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Bill (2013) (Cth)

Use APA 7 referencing. Your essay should include at least 8 (scholarly) journal articles or books. The format of your essay will be discussed in greater detail during tutorials.

Do NOT utilize sources such as  www.tutor2u.com  and other such web materials as these in no way constitute academic references for the purpose of your assignments. If you rely on such sources for theoretical support you will be deemed NOT to have met the requirements of the assessment

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