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YOUNG PEOPLE MUST OCCUPY THEIR RIGHTFUL PLACE IN HUMAN RIGHTS DECISION-MAKING. THEY HAVE TO PROGRESSIVELY TAKE THE HELM OF THE SHIP.

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  Human rights: Food for a youth-reminding thought   Human Rights Reader 412   The future will ultimately either go in the direction of the youth’s commitment, or along their indifference about human rights. (Oscar Arias)   And here are a couple bonus topics for them to understand.   Insist on rights not goals   […]

IT IS THE REALIZATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS THAT CONTRIBUTES TO PEACE, JUSTICE AND DEMOCRACY IN THE WORLD: HERE IS WHY. (Urban Jonsson)

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Food for a here-is-why thought   Human Rights Reader 361 The realization of human rights is a prerequisite for the achievement of the other three.   The application of the human rights-based framework must be seen in the larger UN perspective. In order to fully understand and appreciate the potentially powerful role of human rights […]

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. […]

POVERTY AND HUMAN RIGHTS.

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“I have often been asked what is the most serious form of human rights violation in the world today, and my reply is consistent: extreme poverty. “ Mary Robinson




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