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The Role of Human Rights in the NSDA L-D Resolution

The Role of Human Rights in the NSDA L-D Resolution


The NSDA resolution for the national tournament asks the question of whether or not immigration, which is the “action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country” (Google Definitions) should be considered a “human right.”

Unlike the NSDA PF resolution, which is relatively simple, this resolution introduces a number of very complex policy and philosophical questions.

In this post, I will look specifically the idea of human rights and what that means for Negative ground?

First, what are human rights?

–“Human rights” are rights every single person has

End Slavery Now, no date, What are Human Rights? DOA: 5-8-16

Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of gender, nationality, place of residency, sex, ethnicity, religion, color or and other categorization. Thus, human rights are non-discriminatory, meaning that all human beings are entitled to them and cannot be excluded from them
These rights are arguably a right of birth and cannot be taken away without reason
Wikipedia, no date, Human Rights,