Human Rights Law

Every rational person would be able to do this

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Unformatted text preview: ths to be self- evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. every rational person would be able to do this. • Traditional Western Conception o Source of Rights God Natural Law Human Nature o Rights are seen as Claims against the state o Rights emphasized – civil/political (freedom of speech, right to vote, petition, right to organize/assembly, freedom of religion, freedom of press) • Head of KGB – Andropov o Human rights? o “The struggle for human rights was a part of a wide- ranging imperialist plot to undermine the foundation of the Soviet state” you’re articulation incorrect definition o following from Marx – how would he conceptualize human rights? o He would see our conception as right...
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2014 for the course GOVT 403 taught by Professor Catherinebethlotrionte during the Fall '13 term at Georgetown.

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