Date of Award
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS)
Andrew I. Cohen
The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights establishes both the right to subsistence and the right to culture as rights that all humans should have. In practice, however, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) run into many moral implications when providing aid to the hungry, one of them being conflicts with local customs. In this essay, I will discuss a theoretical account of actions for providing some insight into the moral implications faced by NGOs in their work. First I discuss both one’s right to subsistence and one’s right to culture, and finally establish whether it’s possible to have one of these rights take precedence of the other.
Cross, Stephanie, "To provide food for the hungry, or respect their cultural traditions, that is the question, Understanding the moral implications faced by NGOs in their work." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2016.