Theme: Human Rights–Justice (1/14)

Theme:  Human Rights–Justice

At different times in history, individuals have defended human rights using a variety of methods. Their efforts have met with varying degrees of success.


Select two individuals and for each
• Describe the historical circumstances that led the individual to defend human rights
• Describe a method the individual used to defend human rights
• Discuss the extent to which the individual’s effort was successful

     You may use any individual from your study of global history and geography. Some suggestions you might wish to consider include Bartolomé de las Casas, John Locke, Mary Wollstonecraft, Father Miguel Hidalgo, Emiliano Zapata, Mohandas Gandhi, Father Oscar Romero, Lech Walesa, Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi, and the Dalai Lama.

You are not limited to these suggestions.

—January 2014 Regents Exam


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