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4/21/2014 Chapters to focus on are 1, 4, 5, 6 Find an article in the newspaper about pax china and nox china ------- A set of values that we all share - that’s what makes a culture When you go to another part of the world, this matrix of values that constitutes a culture is different In Asian culture, the very idea of who you are is different Reasons that you would pause before you try to push another country into being more like you: - Culture - Stages of economic development - Each country is in a different stage of econ development - Sovereignty - The sovereignty of each country is respected Human Rights - Rights - Each right implies a correlative duty - Positive - Right to education/healthcare - Somebody has to give that to us - Negative - Free Speech - Correlative duty that it implies is that nobody is going to stop me from talking - In the US, we tend to emphasize negative rights over positive rights - Human Rights The universal declaration of human rights
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Unformatted text preview: - 1954 by the UN- Came after WWII- Recognition that sometimes governments violate the rights of their own people- There are some things that are SO important that they trump state sovereignty- There are some things that states do not have to power over The problem with the declaration of human rights is that it states what the rights are but it does not say who owes the correlative duties People look to business and want to hold them accountable for human rights How much can we really ask business to do? There has to be a limit to what we can expect them to do. ..how do we think about the limit? Fair Share Theory- Relationship of business to the human rights victim- Effectiveness- Capacity to withstand retaliation Becomes relevant when the violation is occurring is being done by someone else As a business, you always have a duty to not violate human rights...
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