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June 11, 2024

Should the international community impose sanctions on countries that violate human rights?




Total votes: 9

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  1. SensibleHalibut1
    40.5

    I think there needs to be some regulations to stop countries from violating basic human rights. As human rights are fundamental to well-being there needs to be some sort of sanctions. However, these …Read MoreI think there needs to be some regulations to stop countries from violating basic human rights. As human rights are fundamental to well-being there needs to be some sort of sanctions. However, these sactions should be carefully examined and need to be approved by all countries, it cannot be skewed to one country alone, this would make the international community crumble. Read Less

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  2. BraveZebra5
    30

    In an ideal world, there would be sanctions on those that violate human rights. However as a matter of practical politics we can see that enforcement of sanctions would be extremely difficult, and for …Read MoreIn an ideal world, there would be sanctions on those that violate human rights. However as a matter of practical politics we can see that enforcement of sanctions would be extremely difficult, and for the international system to run smoothly countries try to avoid too much finger pointing- after all, what counts as a violation of human rights? What definitions do we use? The question just seems like it would inevitable crumble in the face of moral relativism. Read Less

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  3. GenerousButterfly2
    10.5

    Although there are certainly some problems with the enforcement of sanctions, we learn that through repeated interactions countries can create compliance. The definition of human rights is also …Read MoreAlthough there are certainly some problems with the enforcement of sanctions, we learn that through repeated interactions countries can create compliance. The definition of human rights is also clearly laid out in the universal declaration of human rights and therefore defining it shouldn’t be too difficult. Imposing sanctions is better that doing nothings. I also think holding the offenders to trial at the ICJ under extreme cases (for instance like what happened to the Nazis) may be extremely beneficial to reach some semblance of ‘justice’. Read Less

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  4. SincereCow2
    26

    Unfortunately, imposing sanctions on countries that violate human rights would lead to the imposition of sanctions in so many countries that there would be little use in continuing them. Sanctions are …Read MoreUnfortunately, imposing sanctions on countries that violate human rights would lead to the imposition of sanctions in so many countries that there would be little use in continuing them. Sanctions are often imposed on countries that are the enemies of the West and while they are frequently valid, Western countries too commit human rights violations so sanctions would be extremely widespread. Of course something should be done to countries that violate human rights, but the international community imposing sanctions would certainly be a disaster because it requires so much accountability and fairness that I just do not see occurring. Read Less

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  5. CleverTiger3
    37.5

    Violations of human rights should not be taken lightly, and countries should not be treated the same if they treat citizens badly. However, this is difficult because many countries violate human …Read MoreViolations of human rights should not be taken lightly, and countries should not be treated the same if they treat citizens badly. However, this is difficult because many countries violate human rights to some extent, and we cannot afford to impose sanctions on all of them. There should be restrictions of some sort. Read Less

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  6. CleverHalibut
    22.5

    Human rights violations at the behest of governments are one of the foremost causes of tragedy across the world. If a government is found to be consistently and/or blatantly violating human rights …Read MoreHuman rights violations at the behest of governments are one of the foremost causes of tragedy across the world. If a government is found to be consistently and/or blatantly violating human rights there should be some action taken against them. Sanctions are one of the most effective means of making collective action as they put a massive economic burden on the country affected, incentivizing them to shift their policies. Due to this, it is reasonable to surmise sanctions are an acceptable response to these violations. Read Less

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  7. LuckyHusky1
    22.5

    I think this has the potential to be a good idea, but I’m unsure how I feel about the use of sanctions. While I think it could be effective, I feel these would be used very often as many countries are …Read MoreI think this has the potential to be a good idea, but I’m unsure how I feel about the use of sanctions. While I think it could be effective, I feel these would be used very often as many countries are violating human rights around the world. I also wonder what the potential consequences would be for a country that imposes sanctions on another, and if the country is able to handle that if it were to happen. Read Less

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