Human Rights

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Title WHAT SHOULD BE A LEGITIMATE ISSUE AGENDA CONCERNING HUMAN RIGHTS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS? The interconnectedness in the world produces a new agenda of international issues which affect both powerful and less powerful countries (Lamy, 2001a, 2006b: 213). The effects are widespread, and these problems could only be solved through international cooperation (Greene, 2006: 452). This paper seeks to consider four issues which are legitimate to the human rights agenda in international relations. Scholars of international relations and human rights argue from different perspectives on a vast range of policy issues. These encompass: global environmental concerns (including nuclear issues); the epidemiology of HIV/AIDs; legal and…show more content…
In 2003, as the disease became more widespread, 2.3 million people died (Saul, 2005: 151). By 2006, about 40 million people had contracted the disease including children. Ninety per cent of those with HIV/AIDs are living in developing countries; 63 per cent of the carriers of HIV/ AIDS are from the Sub-Saharan Africa. 6,000 Africans die and 11,000 people are infected every day. Many people living with the disease are poor, and they cannot obtain sufficient maintenance drugs. Although, the drugs prices have been reduced to an affordable amount for people to buy but it should be understood that many of the HIV/AIDS carriers cannot earn money to buy these drugs, either because they are not sufficiently healthy to work or because they cannot gain employment due to discriminations. Another effect on the people living with this disease is the increasing prices of food and commodities in most of the developing countries (UNMDGs, 2009), because the people living with HIV/AIDS need a balanced diet to sustain their health, but when hunger persists, they tend to die earlier. Lack of access to public health services and drugs for carriers of HIV/AIDS has negative effects on long-term economic growth as many people of working age are unable to be economically active. Health is more than a result of development; it is a crucial means to achieve development (Global Issues, 2010). Nigeria is a case in point, because it is ranked the second population of people

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