Crisis of political development and human rights violations
There is a deep correlation between the crisis of political development ? multidimensional in definition ? and violations of human rights in a state or society. Key research at micro and macro level supports the hypothesis that a country suffering from the former is prone to the latter. The higher the intensity of the crisis, the greater the incidence of rights violations are, as is evident in the case of many underdeveloped and third world countries. The crisis of political development, an unfortunate phenomenon present in many underdeveloped and developing countries, has direct implications for the realization, or denial, of human rights in those societies. The pursuit of human rights being indispensable to mankind, as they pledge happiness, dignity and development of mankind, faces a setback in societies where the crises exist.
This paper is an attempt to highlight the co-relation between the crisis and its impact on human rights and, based on the theoretical framework, focuses on how the political development syndrome undermines human rights. The paper is divided into three parts – the first section analyzes human rights and their indispensability to a happy society; the second succinctly defines the five crises of political development; and the third examines how human rights are jeopardized by the crisis. The nature of the study is qualitative as well as theoretical.