Human Rights

 

 

Chloe Schwenke addressing a rally on Human Rights- July 2014
Chloe Schwenke addressing a rally on Human Rights- July 2014

 

What are Human Rights?

In contrast to rights defined merely by a particular legal system, human rights are those claims that all persons are entitled to make or, alternatively, those protections to which all people are entitled by the fact of the intrinsic value of their common existence as human beings, by a common notion of human dignity, and by a common aspiration for human flourishing. Human rights provide us with a basis for assessing negatively or positively legal rights and protections. Human rights, however, are not just linked to what might be viewed as abstract values; the concept of human rights also embraces those social practices by which these values are realized.

 

Illustrative Human Rights writings by Chloe:

Responding to Criticisms of Human Rights Approaches (187kb)

Morality and Motivation – A Role for a Human Rights Approach in the World Bank’s Urban Strategy? Chloe Schwenke’s doctoral dissertation 2002 (1,165kb)