You are free to chose any topic you wish  (within the domain of human rights). If you require guidance, then please see the suggestions below. Also, you might like to look at the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for inspiration.

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Russia
“Yushenkov: A Russian idealist” Discuss this the article in relation to human rights and the current political situation in Russia.

Since Russia enshrined freedom of speech as a constitutional right in 1993, a total of 152 journalists have been murdered there ( The Guardian) Discuss this statement in relation to human rights and the current political situation in Russia.

India
The situation of human rights in India is a complex one, as a result of the country’s large size and tremendous diversity, its status as a developing country and a sovereign, secular, democratic republic, and its history as a former colonial territory. (Wikipedia)
Do you agree with this statement? If so, how could the international community contribute to improving the Human Rights situation in India? If not, why?


North Korea
Discuss North Korea’s human rights violations, their leader cult and/or their role in world politics.


The Internet
The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow. – Bill Gates Discuss this statement with regards to freedom of expression and world politics. Your answer should highlight the role of free speech and censorship, and how the internet contributed.


“Journalism is my only weapon”
— (The Guardian)
Discuss this statement in relation to human rights, outlining the effects of media and the internet on world politics.