Human Rights, Justice, & Intl. Law

Human Rights, - Human Rights Justice Intl Law I What Rights Do We Have 1 What is it in human nature that gives rise to human rights(504 1 human

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I.  What Rights Do We Have? 1. What is it in human nature that gives rise to human rights? (504) 2) min. requirements for human dignity or  moral  personality  2. Moral nature = social creation (505)  3. HR = universal, but is shaped by particular societies in which they live (505)  1) subject to some legitimate cultural and political variation  2) elements of human dignity evolve in response to changing ideas and material  circumstances  II.  International, Human Rights Institution 1. Norms/Rights elaborated in 2 treaties in 1966-67… (506) 1) Intl. Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights 2) Intl. Covenant on Civil and Political Rights  2. UN General Assembly = UDHR in 1948 (506) recommendation, not force of law  3. International Law = 2 principle sources (507) 1) customs… principle/rule must reflect general practice of overwhelming majority of states opinio jurisi  (state of obligation) rather than convenience or courtesy  2) treaties… all intl. legal obligations are  voluntarily  accepted  4. UN Commission on HR = lead public discussions to help mobilize intl. public opinion  global human rights regime 
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