HISTORY 3XX3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Lynn Hunt, Fetus, Cultural Relativism

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22 May 2017
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History 3XX3: Human Rights in History
May 2, 2017
The te hua ights has’t oe up i itig util 9s
The idea that people claim to be human, but act to deny other people human rights
How do you get people to respect human rights?
What are human rights?
By the very fact that we are human beings, gives us rights
What are Human Rights?
Claims made by individuals for basic dignity and equality
- Baseline level of equality for all
- Our humanity is the source of our claim
Rights are a dominant normative and moral discourse in political life globally
- Legally ad oally ights ae tups
Universal
All individuals deserve rights simply by virtue of being human
Who is hua?
What happes to those ho ae’t hua?
Lynn Hunt, Inventing Human Rights (2007)
Rights eai ope to uestio eause of ou sese of ho has ights ad hat those ights
ae ostatly hages. The hua ights eolutio is y defiitio uedig.
Richard Spencer
Should this neo-Nazi be denied human rights?
Paul Benardo
Should this serial rapist and murderer be denied human rights?
Osama Bin Laden
Should this terrorist leader have the right to fair trial?
Should he have been tortured?
To take aay asi hua digity is to dey a idiidual’s huaity, ut…
Do Nazis have rights?
Rapists?
Terrorists?
The insane?
Persons with highly contagious and lethal diseases?
A fetus?
Animals?
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