How Human Rights can be limited by the Government
Updated: Jan 18, 2021
Governments face many challenges in today's world. Trying to keep the citizens in their country safe is a fine balancing act between allowing citizens to enjoy freedoms and uphold their human rights, and the need for the security of its citizens.
Challenges government face today include:
Terrorism - the mass movement of people around the world makes national security very difficult.
Enhanced communication technology - through the use of social media, people can discuss and plan attacks online, posing a risk to national security.
Public health - with the movement of people around the world, infectious diseases can spread from country to country quickly and so this poses a risk to the health of people in each country.
How Human Rights can be limited by Governments:
Governments have terrorism laws that may impact on Human Rights but are necessary to prevent international terrorism.
The use of CCTVs may impact on Human Rights but are necessary to watch the movement of people who may be a threat to citizens' safety.
Surveillance of individuals' browser history and mobile phones may impact on Human Rights but are necessary to prevent a threat to security.
Banning travel to certain countries may impact on Human Rights but are necessary to limit the spread of infectious diseases.