Polygamy, translated from Old Greek meaning the "state of marriage to many spouses" or "frequent marriage" (Polygamy), is the practice of a husband having more than one wife at the same time and all residing together in a single household. Throughout history, many ancient cultures have practiced polygamy; from the Greeks to the King Henry VIII. With the various shows exposing the realities of polygamy and it’s emotional, psychological and physiological implications on each member within the family may have dire affects; such as lack of sympathy, increased use of drug and alcohol addiction, etc. There are many groups and individuals who have taken a deep interest in the legalization of polygamy and vice versa. Groups and individuals for the legalization are The viewpoints relating to polygamy include the religious sector, legislative and human rights (woman’s and children’s). Another possible viewpoint to be considered are those from psychologists. First off the legislative aspect of polygamy is illegal under federal law with the Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act of 1862, signed by Abraham Lincoln On the flip side, polygamy is legal at the state level in Utah as this is where the roots of the Mormon religion began. As for the religious sector, polygamy was “approved and practiced” during the biblical period according to the bible. In other words, according to the Judeo-Christian bible, polygamy should be “legalized”. On the flip side, human rights activists’ see polygamy as detrimental to society as a whole within the polygamous society and potentially within the monogamous society. My interest in polygamy was captivated after seeing an episode of ‘Escaping Polygamy’. As I have only heard of such polygamy “ranches” being raided with dozens upon dozens
Habeas Corpus and the War on Terror
The law of Habeas Corpus was established to allow the guilty to present their case in court and to be tried fairly. In today's war on terror, the number of such enemy combatants who were detained indefinitely without any trial has increased. The courts are split up on following the law by the letter or to practically alter it according to the situation's needs. I feel it's necessary to follow these laws in same context in which they were written, and the pragmatic…
Year 12 HSC Legal Studies
Topic 2: Human Rights
Nature and Development of Concepts of Human Rights
State Sovereignty: refers to the power of a state to have control over its territory and its subjects. State sovereignty also stops states from acting within the boundaries of other states and therefore allowing human rights abuses to go unpunished within the boundaries of a state.
Natural Law Doctrine: Natural law is the law that has been created by higher powers or higher…
Human Rights Plus Business
Defining human rights is tricky in that there is a broad range of what human rights actually are. While searching for a proper definition, there is a main theme throughout all the definitions. The theme is that all these rights are inherent to every human being. Human rights were formed into a declaration shortly after World War II due to the inhuman activities that arose from this war. Long before the Second World War there was always a dilemma with humans and how…
DOES GOVERNMENT SPYING VIOLATE HUMAN RIGHTS LAW?
ARTICLES / EXPRESSION / FAIR TRIAL RIGHTS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS / TERRORISM
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This article is part of Right Now’s February issue, focusing on Technology and Human Rights.
By Asher Hirsh
Last year, worldwide media was captivated by the revelations brought about by Edward Snowden, that the US, as part of the “5-eyes” program along with the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand have conducted a worldwide…
Core: Human Rights
The nature and development of human rights
The definition of human rights
The Preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), adopted by the General Assembly of the UN in 1948, sets out the fundamental purpose for recognising human rights. It states that: ‘recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world’.
The precise nature of human rights, however…
Task Type: Mini Essays
UN- United Nations
ICCPR- International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
UDHR- Universal Declaration of Human Rights
NGO- Non-Governmental Organisations
UNICEF- United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
Discuss the arguments for and against a charter of rights for Australia
There are many arguments for and against a charter of rights for Australia; many of these arguments…
Human Resource Management & Supervision
Human Resource Management &Supervision
1 Human resource management and Supervision covers more ground than people might initially imagine. Some may define it as the interactions between employer and employee in the time between which an employee is hired, until they are terminated. While this is true, human resources management begins even before this, with the policies that are created…
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Human Rights in Canada
Throughout the world, the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people have often been the cause for discrimination and violation by law and society. People are beaten, imprisoned, or killed by their own governments simply because of who they are. Canada was not any different from other countries in the early 1960s. Same-sex practices between consenting adults were considered crimes punishable…
Human rights are universally understood as the basic rights and freedoms to which every person is entitled to, simply because she or he is a human being. Ideas about human rights have evolved over many centuries. But they achieved strong international support following the Holocaust and World War II. To protect future generations from a repeat of these horrors, the United Nations implemented the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. For the first time, the Universal Declaration set out the…
The definition of ‘human rights’ is basic rights that every people should be respected in common. Human society guarantees these rights as a cultural aspect and a law. Different cultures may have different standards of thought and mind to rights. Also, variety laws may force variety situations of breaking rights. Therefore, my opinion to human basic rights will explain with two kinds of example that can involve the current serious situations.
First of all, some adults violate children in their…