HR100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Universal Declaration Of Human Rights, Dignity, Negative And Positive Rights

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Udhr as example of positive account of hr. Udhr preamble: (cid:862)whe(cid:396)eas a (cid:272)o(cid:373)(cid:373)o(cid:374) u(cid:374)de(cid:396)sta(cid:374)di(cid:374)g of these (cid:396)ights a(cid:374)d f(cid:396)eedo(cid:373)s is of the g(cid:396)eatest i(cid:373)po(cid:396)ta(cid:374)(cid:272)e fo(cid:396) the full (cid:396)ealizatio(cid:374) of this pledge(cid:863) Note: significance of udhr as a declaration. Supposed to reflect concern for human dignity and equality. Uhdr p(cid:396)ea(cid:373)(cid:271)le: (cid:862)whe(cid:396)eas (cid:396)e(cid:272)og(cid:374)itio(cid:374) of the i(cid:374)he(cid:396)e(cid:374)t dig(cid:374)it(cid:455) a(cid:374)d of the e(cid:395)ual a(cid:374)d inalienable rights of all (cid:373)e(cid:373)(cid:271)e(cid:396)s of the hu(cid:373)a(cid:374) fa(cid:373)il(cid:455)(cid:863) Udhr embodies a vision of the minimum requirements of a human life and a social and political context within which people can live lives of commensurate with human dignity. As such it is open to being contested. Not everyone will agree with the assumptions that inform it. Not all of its prescriptions are compatible with all extant human societies and cultures. What you are responsible for: rights in order, wording and significance, examples were it is controversial, recon the rights from a multiple choice.

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