Factors that cause human rights abuse


  • Negligence of the action
  • Ignorance of the society concerned
  • The selfishness of some individuals who consider only their interests.

Parents can abuse the right of their children by;

  1. Denying them education
  2. Not providing basic needs such as food and clothing for their children.
  3. Forcing their children to marry against their wishes, especially at a tender age.
  4. Giving their children severe punishment.

 Society can be abuse individual rights through;

  1. Beating up and killing suspected criminals without giving them a fair trial in a court of law.
  2. Abandoning children in the streets.
  3. Stigmatizing less fortunate members of society such as the disabled and people living with HIV and AIDS.

  Government can abuse human rights through ;

  1. Making oppressive laws that limit individual rights.
  2. Discriminating against some citizens due to their color, gender, religion, or ethnic origin.
  3. Not including a Bill of Rights in the Constitution.
  4. Not maintaining the rules of law.


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