No rights without responsibilities
• 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.