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Purpose of this report is to allow people to acknowledge the fact that rights and freedoms aren't applied to everybody in some countries, such as South Africa.

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Case Study of Human Rights In Canada, it is taken for granted the fact that everybody is entitled to rights and freedoms under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The purpose of this report is to allow people to acknowledge the fact that rights and freedoms aren't applied to everybody in some countries, such as South Africa. Some examples of rights that exist in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms that are denied to Blacks in South Africa are mobility rights, the right not to receive cruel punishment, and equity rights. Section 6 (1) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms deals with mobility rights, specifically "Every citizen of Canada has the right to enter, remain in and leave Canada."1 Within a city in South Africa, there are areas divided that are intended for the whites and the blacks to live in because there's no possibility that the two races can live together without borders. ...read more.

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Section 12 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms deals with the actions of punishment and specifically states "Everyone has the right not to be subjected to any cruel and unusual treatment or punishment."2 This right, also denied to the black people is cruelly acted out to them in prisons, where the guards have the power. As seen in the movie, such punishment includes being beaten for no reason and being forced to eat fecies. In the end, with all the torture acted out towards the victims, people can get murdered by the prison guards. Section 15 (1) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms deals with different types of discrimination and prejudice, specifically that "Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the ...read more.

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Also, as seen in the movie, the blacks unequally treated that in the sections that they live, only one washroom is built for every 200 people. In conclusion, none of this inequity would happen if the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms were put into place in South Africa. Such rights such as mobility rights, the right not to receive cruel punishment, and equity rights would take place therefore resulting with fewer cases of violence or discrimination to blacks because they are a minority group. We can just hope that the United Nations will take some course of action towards this injustice and control what is going on in South Africa. 1 Canadian Charter of rights and Freedoms Canada, International Thomson Publishing, 1996 2 Canadian Charter of rights and Freedoms Canada, International Thomson Publishing, 1996 3 Canadian Charter of rights and Freedoms Canada, International Thomson Publishing, 1996 ...read more.

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