Statement of Rights


Please review the thesis and outline you provided for order 81518534. I think there was a bit of misunderstanding on that order. Below are the instructions for the paper, and please the references from order 8158534 and more if need be.

The major project here is based on the development of a statement of rights for the fictional island of Tagg. Here are the basic facts concerning Tagg. It will be important throughout this course:

The Island Nation of Tagg is composed of five separate islands in the Pacific Ocean. The islands are located in a circular pattern. All of the islands are within 200 miles of each other. The largest island has a population of 350,000 people. The other four islands have a population of 100,000 people each. Tagg is more than 500 miles from land in all directions. In your Final Project, be sure to address how this Island Nation will organize and govern itself. The government organized under the Constitution of Tagg must provide for the representation and government of all people residing on any of the islands within Tagg.

About three months ago, the islands were visited for the first time by a geological survey ship blown off course by the winds of the Pacific. While at anchorage and while meeting the indigenous population (their language was similar although not as well evolved as other Pacific Islanders), some of the scientists on the ship conducted some preliminary surveys and found the beginnings of oil. The ship’s team convinced the island leader and the Council that it was a good thing to have an official team visit to check for oil deposits. A month later, the next ship arrived with a drill and discovered oil. That discovery brought a wave of folks to the island. The leader is very distraught about how to benefit from the discovery while not changing the wonderful aspects of their society.

You were on the first boat as a guest of the captain. You are a graduate student in a Legal Studies program at Kaplan University. The leader and the Council got to know you and believe that you had a good heart. That was always the guiding principle of decisions of the leader and the Council and the village chiefs who made decisions. You decided to come back on the second boat because you were interested in seeing what happens and you have some concerns about the indigenous people of Tagg.

Throughout this course, you will continue to interact with the people of Tagg and will work to develop a Statement of Rights for the citizens of Tagg. As you begin your work in this course, you should start thinking about which rights are most important. The Statement of rights will be your cumulative project for the course.

Final Project: Statement of Individual Rights

Your Final Project, the Statement of Individual Rights for the Island Nation of Tagg, is due at the end of this unit. The Final Project is to be organized into two parts and must be a comprehensive discussion of political philosophy and individual rights for the citizens of the Island Nation of Tagg. This final submission should incorporate and respond to comments received on the previously submitted draft.

Part One:

The Island Nation of Tagg has a very strong patriarchal tradition of “top-down” management. The Council of Elders and the Leader have been very prescriptive in determining the philosophy of the nation and what values it considers important. The Elders and the Leader nevertheless realize that, given Tagg’s increasingly diverse population, patriarchal control will come to an end and a more pluralistic and democratic society will emerge.

However, the Elders and the Leader are concerned about the influence of values from the outside with the arrival of outside people in connection with the discovery of oil. Given the material you have studied in the course and your own understanding, you need to provide an analysis and Statement of Individual Rights to guide the Island Nation in establishing its legal philosophy for the future.

Write an introductory supporting analysis that discusses the legal and political philosophical principles that should be adhered to by the Nation of Tagg and its political establishment, which reflect a very open process where the values and legal thinking are set through popular determination. The analysis should cover some of the principles you have covered in class like the natural law, and legal positivism, and draw on some of the historical events you have discussed as well. Additionally, examine how one’s perspective toward multiculturalism and diversity impacts might impact the Island Nation of Tagg senario. Remember that the analysis needs to be consistent with the Statement of Individual Rights that you will have identified in the second part of the Final Project.

Part Two:

Revisit the Statement of Individual Rights you created in Unit 2. Consider revising your list based on what you have learned this term. You should include a minimum of five individual rights and no more than ten individual rights. Please make the rights specific. Consider various texts: (U.S. Constitution, EU Constitution, and FDR’s proposed rights.)You should clearly state each right, followed by at least two paragraphs that describe the right and the understanding you have attached to the right.

The aim of the Final Project is designed to bring together the concepts of the historical and philosophical evolution of individual liberties and of justice. Your analytical section should include references to historical and philosophical material that you have read as to individual rights and liberties.

The analysis (Part One) should be 3-5 pages in length. The length of the body of your Statement of Individual Rights (Part Two) will vary based on the number of rights you identify and the support you offer for each, but should probably be an additional 2-3 pages in length. The entire Final Project should be between 5-8 pages, if you identify a minimum of five individual rights.