Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Enduring Understanding: All citizens have the right to be protected and live freely, equally and with dignity. • Explain the reasons for the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and key concepts associated to the declaration. • Explain what means a citizen can use to exercise his rights under the Charter, e.g. challenging a provincial or federal law, role of the Ombudsman. • Analyze situations in which rights and freedoms may conflict, e.g. freedom of expression, hate literature, traditions, defamation. • Assess the contribution of people and organizations in the promotion of human rights both nationally and internationally, e.g. John Diefenbaker , Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Emily Murphy, Assembly of First Nations, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela. • Measure the effects of collective action on the evolution of law in democracies, e.g. special interest groups, petitions. • Assess the impact of the Indian Act and unfulfilled treaty obligations on the human rights of First Nations peoples in Canada.