The United Nation Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities was adopted in 1992. This document seeks to promote the respect for the fundamental human rights of all people regardless of them being a minority due to race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, disability etc.
In our world, discrimination abounds in different context for minority groups.
Today I hosted a class on “Statelessness and Minority groups” where we used the case of the “Uighurs in China” to explore the plight of minority groups.
It was interesting to listen to the insights from the class. Amidst the pandemic of the world suffers, it was also revamping to engage in critical discourses on the implication for minority groups across the world. Arguably, minority groups will experience marginalisation in terms of palliatives and support in this era of COVID-19. We must all strive to ensure the human rights of minority groups are respected. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) of 1948 stresses this even more.
The learning never stops.
Special thanks to my supervisor Dr. Julie Anne King for providing me with the platform to support the learning of other students while also adding to my knowledge bank.