QUIZ: The Charter for Language Policy and Language Rights in the Creole-speaking Caribbean [Part Two]

Consider the list of individual and collective language rights below:

Article 3

  1. This Charter considers the following to be inalienable personal rights, which may be exercised in any situation:

– the right to be recognized as a member of a language community;

– the right to the use of one’s own language both in private and in public;

– the right to the use of one’s own name;

– the right to interrelate and associate with other members of one’s language community;

– the right to maintain and develop one’s own culture.

– the right to appropriate speech and language therapy in the event of a citizen suffering from language disorders.

  1. This Charter considers that the collective rights of language groups may include the following, in addition to the rights attributed to the members of language groups in the foregoing paragraph, and in accordance with the conditions laid down in Article 2.2:

– the right for their own language, culture and history, to be taught;

– the right of access to cultural services;

– the right to an equitable presence of their language and culture in the communications media;

– the right to be addressed, to receive attention and feedback in their own language: from government bodies and in socioeconomic relations.

Study each scenario below and identify which rights above are being violated in each case and by whom. Briefly explain your choice.