[Essay Help]: CDS2000 Ethical Issues And Human Rights In The Human Services

CDS2000 Ethical Issues And Human Rights In The Human Services.



This assessment gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of human rights and your ability to recognise a breach of human rights as defined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). It will also give you the opportunity to evaluate the response to, and outcome of an issue or event in relation to a specific social group. Please note that while the issue you choose may focus on one individual or small number of people, the Human Rights breaches you identify and especially the outcomes you discuss, will apply to the whole group that they are members of.


Refer to the UDHR and analyse the contravention of human rights for one of the groups listed below:

The Aged

Asylum seekers – whether in Australia or held offshore Children

Homeless people Indigenous people

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex people People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds People with disability

People with mental illness Incarcerated persons

Unemployed people

Another group as approved by the Course Examiner

NOTE: These groups are not discreet categories. For example, you may decide to focus on incarcerated youth; incarcerated indigenous youth; homeless people who experience mental illness or unemployed

Transgendered people. The important factor is that you can identify that this group has experienced a breach of their human rights according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Note that your analysis must focus on a particular Australian based case of a human rights violation involving one or more members of the selected group reported in the media since the year 2000. (An example of an Australian based issue would be the plight of asylum seekers held offshore). The items should come from reputable, mainstream, national news media e.g., the Australian, Melbourne Age and Sydney Morning Herald, and related electronic media sources i.e., ABC or SBS news and current affairs sources; or credible human rights advocacy websites such as Human Rights Watch.

Be prepared to track the case through a series of reports in order to identify the origin of the issue and its progress over time. You may find one source is enough or you may to choose to draw upon a variety of media sources, e.g. the issue may well be reported by a number of national newspapers, radio and television broadcasters or human rights advocacy groups.

CDS2000 Ethical Issues And Human Rights In The Human Services

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