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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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