By Camille Arlapen, Sociology
Advisor: Steven Carlton-Ford
Abstract: Declaration of Human Rights proclaimed a series of standard human rights in 30 articles to ensure that fundamental respect and fundamental freedoms are given to all human beings in all the nations. However, some nations do not follow these recommendations. In recent decades, empowerment rights have grown more as a subject of focus and concern around the world, and have also been scrutinized in academic research. In this paper, I look at empowerment rights and whether they have been affected by the colonial past of the country, current economic conditions, or polity.