No rights without responsibilities

FNF Myanmar

• Rights and responsibilities cannot exist without each other

• If someone has a right they have a corresponding responsibility not to abuse other people’s rights.

Example: Your right to freedom of speech is limited by your responsibility to not say untrue things that will degrade or lead to discrimination of another person.

• Our human rights responsibilities can be broken down into three parts. The

responsibility to RESPECT, PROTECT and FULFILL.

• Take the right to education as an example, government have the following responsibilities:

Respect:They should laws that unfairly prevent certain groups (women,

minorities, disabled) from attending school.

Protect:They should ensure that administrators and teachers do not unfairly

discriminate against certain students or families.

Fulfill: They should build schools in remote communities and supply them

with adequate resources and teachers.