Human Rights, Poverty and Terrorism: A Triangular Relationship

  • Dhruv Selot and Laasya Joshi
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  • Dhruv Selot

    Student at Christ (Deemed to be University), India

  • Laasya Joshi

    Student at Christ (Deemed to be University), India

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Human beings by virtue of their existence possess certain inalienable rights which are known as human rights. They are universal in nature and no person can be deprived of them in the name of caste, creed, sex or religion. They extend to civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights. However, these human rights are being challenged because of various issues, which could also be called its subtopics, namely poverty, global inequities, discrimination, armed conflict and violence or weak institutions etc. Poverty refers to the situation in which an individual is deprived of the basic needs of food, clothing and shelter whereas terrorism means to instill fear and threat in the minds of the public through violence. This research paper dives deep into the large ambit of human rights and its subparts. The main aim is to evaluate the triangular relationship that exists between human rights, poverty and terrorism. Both qualitative and quantitative research methodology are used to critically analyze how a causal connection exists between these three determinants. It further explores human rights both from an international legal perspective enshrined in UDHR and from a national legal perspective through the Fundamental Rights laid down in the Constitution of India. In addition to the main theme this paper also includes discussions about the ISIS terrorist group, the humanitarian crisis in Kashmir, the Taliban attack and various other events which showcase how terrorism, poverty and violation of human rights are closely interlinked. Invariably, therefore, a conclusion can be drawn that human rights , poverty and terrorism , all are the causes and effects of each other.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 2038 - 2048


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