Human Rights

Human Rights - Human Rights Before WWI o Universal claim to...

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Human Rights Before WWI o Universal claim to human rights for individuals lack legitimacy No states recognized human rights for individuals o State sovereignty or groups of rights was regarded, but that’s it 1948 o UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UNDHR) Written code of international human rights o Spread of human rights norms has made steady progress Defining Human rights Hard to do because people have very different ideas about community and individual rights o Cultural difference Conceptions of human rights usually follow western ideals o Primary unit= individual, not the community o Freedom is placed above other values o Focus on political and economic rights UNDHR o International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Western style rights Life, liberty, freedom of thought and expression o International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural rights (ICESCR) Eastern style of rights Living wage, and right to education
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