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Human Rights and Equity Studies
HREQ 2010
Antonio Torres- Ruiz

November 18th 2013HREQ 2010 Lecture Notes Citizenship and Human Rights Andrew VincentThe nation state is at the centre of any debate of human rightsWe cannot discuss human rights if we do not look at modern nation statesThe problem with that is the nation state by nature to become exclusionary racist and for that reason the modern nation state as we know it embodies potential for genocideWhat is citizenship In Western cultures belonging to a political community therefore you have the right to belong they had certain duties that guaranteed their belonging to the group your rights did not come first it was the duties towards the city and the common good of societyThe notion of civic You needed to participate in certain civic duties to be recognized as a member of the groupA modern conception of rights and citizenship Your rig
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