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Welcome to the OHRC’s eLearning module on competing human rights

Hello, I’m Renu Mandhane. Welcome to the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Competing Human Rights eLearning training. More people are learning about their rights and standing up for them, but sometimes those rights appear to conflict with the rights of others. Competing rights issues are in the news, and organizations are planning for and dealing with …

Introduction to Human Rights | Lesson 11: “Economic, Social and Cultural Rights”

I’m talking about economic, social, and cultural Rights. First, some history. In the late 1940s a British sociologist, T.H. Marshall, mapped the historical progress of rights in a way that linked civil rights with the eighteenth century, political rights with the nineteenth century, and social rights were seen as the great leap forward that would …

Citizenship and Its Discontents: The Struggle for Rights, Pluralism and Inclusion in the Middle East

Citizenship and Its Discontents: The Struggle for Rights, Pluralism and Inclusion in the Middle East

All around the world Pluralism and rights are under threat communal violence, authoritarianism, and religious identity politics have eroded the value of citizenship. Nowhere is this crisis more urgent than in the Middle East. That’s why The Century Foundation, with support from the Henry Luce Foundation, recently convened some of the world’s leading experts to …