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HILA 3559 1/14/20What is a right?EntitlementProtection from AccessFreedom Where does it come from?Socially constructedSurplus, capital, civilization=rightsEgalitarian societies “didn’t worry” about rights Rights come into play when they’re no longer enjoyed (when taken away)In theory, human rights can be adjudicated anywhereWhen did they start? After the holocaust Political rights > human rights in western society (entitlement/privilege Western inventions, universal law 1/16/20Samantha Power: UN Ambassador under Obama Main points: sovereignty, 1915-18-1.5 million Armenians killed, expelled, tortured by Turkish 1921-Soghomon Tehlirian kills Mehmed Talaat, former Turkish interiorLemkin said ST acted as “self appointed legal officer for conscious of mankind” Through Lemkin, Power links Armenian Genocide to the Holocaust Recurring Themes of the Class

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