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How should human rights be viewed?

How should human rights be viewed?


School: University of California - Santa Cruz
Department: Politics
Course: International Law
Professor: Charles olney
Term: Winter 2016
Tags: IL, International Law, Human Rights, and help
Cost: 25
Name: International Law Human Rights
Description: These notes will cover what will be in the next exam. As well as these notes critique human rights in IL from a bottom-up perspective. If you are looking to understand IL, and have difficulty understanding why the system is flawed then it is best to gear towards new perspectives. As lectured and taught by Prof. Olney, he describes how human rights on the miniscule level has many flaws that can crea
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Human Rights

Don't forget about the age old question of What do you mean by gold chalice?

Human rights should be looked beyond from just revolving around the state.

The role of the state shall judge and exemplify International standards of human rights.If you want to learn more check out How does a chromosome inversion occur?

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Under the ICESCR, the right to a standard of living, will be justified and protected by the state. "Who gets to decide?" If you want to learn more check out What are the basic functions of digestive system?

The problem with state's outlining what are human rights is that it gives them full legitimacy of human rights law. Don't forget about the age old question of What are the three primary sensory areas in the temporal lobe?

The underlying difficulty about human rights is trying to define what exactly constitutes human rights on a global scale. With so many different cultures, religions, and beliefs it perpetuates the argument if that person(s) is violating human rights or just practicing their ideals. We also discuss several other topics like negation elimination

IL from Below

Should be looked at from a bottom-up perspective.

One way is to expose the invisible inhumane actions that are so unrecognized in IL.

By showing that there is violence, atrocities, suffering on all sides of our world it allows states and other international institutions to take action to prevent them from happening again.

Currently we face unregulated violence whereby our international legal system does not appropriately punish those violators. Another aspect at looking IL from bottom-up is analyzing the context and language used to define IL universally. When we look at the language it opens up to the thinking and development of how states will use IL to further their economy, society and inter-state relations.

Role of Social Movements

Social movements focus on the outcomes, instead of the law,

They emphasize the differences between what is harmful and what is good for the people.

When the state is unable to oblige to their human rights standards; social movements step in to bring forward the harmful Matters that are affecting their nation's preple.


Provide different perspectives that may have gone unrecognized by state leaders

Realistically, there are places that do not have the capacity or appropriate means to completely diffuse human rights. When states fail to uphold human rights standards it is up to (at least it should be) the international Community to step in and assist that failing state to achieve the bare minimum on HR.

Protecting pluralism in the name of universality.

Stronger, more powerful states, should use their resources and means to provide the support for less powerful states -- even if it means by force?)

IL still has an obligation towards security except it goes beyond just State security it looks at human security as well.

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