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CAN WE GET AWAY FROM SPURIOUS MYTHS SUCH AS HUMAN RIGHTS NOT HAVING UNIVERSALITY AND LEGITIMACY?

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Human rights: Food for a detrimental thought   Human Rights Reader 394   Human rights are not just the prerogative of prosperous nations; (neither are social protection institutions). (M. Loewe).   A widespread lack of understanding-of and misperceptions-about human rights (HR) is one of the mother-of-all-problems we have in our work. Therefore, in our HR […]

EQUITY AND EQUALITY ARE NOT EQUIVALENT; THEY CANNOT EITHER BE REDUCED TO SIMPLE RISK FACTORS, AS IS OFTEN DONE IN HUMAN RIGHTS TALK. (part 2 of 2)

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Food for a non equivalent thought   Human Rights Reader 308 [The time has come for some precisions. When talking or writing about human rights (HR), people too often indistinctively use the terms equity and equality. Let me embark with you in an in-depth analysis of these two concepts to set the record straight of […]

EQUITY AND EQUALITY ARE NOT EQUIVALENT; THEY CANNOT EITHER BE REDUCED TO SIMPLE RISK FACTORS, AS IS OFTEN DONE IN HUMAN RIGHTS TALK. (part 1 of 2)

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Food for a non-equivalent thought   Human Rights Reader 307     [The time has come for some precisions. When talking or writing about human rights (HR), people too often indistinctively use the terms equity and equality. Let me embark with you in an in-depth analysis of these two concepts to set the record straight […]

THE CORNERSTONE OF EQUALITY AND OF HUMAN RIGHTS IS TO VALUE ALL PERSONS EQUALLY.

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Food to shed light on a thought   Human Rights Reader 289   -Inequalities are staring us in the face now, but will be shouting at us after MDGs-year 2015. (C. Gore) -Once and for all: There is no such a thing a ‘moderately equitable’ or ‘equitable inequalities’.   1. Equality is achieved in situations […]

JUSTICE, HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE STATE: TO HAVE A RIGHT IS TO HAVE SOMETHING WHICH SOCIETY OUGHT TO DEFEND ME FOR. (John Stuart Mill)

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Food for a how-to-defend-ourselves thought   Human Rights Reader 278   -“Man is a social animal. Therefore he is a political animal as well”. -Members of society who depend most upon an acceptable theory of justice are its poorer, marginalized and less powerful members. It is for them that a just society is most crucial. […]




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