Human Rights

Als Menschenrechte werden subjektive Rechte bezeichnet, die jedem Menschen gleichermaßen zustehen. Das Konzept der Menschenrechte geht davon aus, dass alle Menschen allein aufgrund ihres Menschseins mit gleichen Rechten ausgestattet und dass diese egalitär begründeten Rechte universell, unveräußerlich und unteilbar sind. Die Idee der Menschenrechte ist eng verbunden mit dem Humanismus und der im Zeitalter der Aufklärung entwickelten Idee des Naturrechtes.Das Bestehen von Menschenrechten wird heute von fast allen Staaten prinzipiell anerkannt. Die Universalität ist gleichwohl Grundlage politischer Debatten und Auseinandersetzungen.
Artikel zum Thema Human Rights
  • The French Antiterrorist Bill: A Permanent State of Emergency

    … by the intelligence services, as during the state of emergency. Their reports are neither signed nor do they provide justification. They do not ensure that the rights of the defense are respected. It is a softened and permanent version of the state of emergency. Since November 20. 2015, the Home secretary has been allowed to impose house arrest and to require…

    Verfassungsblog- 45 Leser -
  • South Africa’s Withdrawal from the ICC: The High Court Judgment and its Limits

    …? The arguments boil down to this: withdrawal from the ICC is inconsistent with the South African government’s domestic constitutional obligations to respect, protect, promote and fulfil human rights. The greatest obstacle to this sort of argument is not that a judicial ruling accepting it would interfere in foreign affairs and the government’s…

    Verfassungsblog- 43 Leser -

  • "A Terrible Signal that International Law can be Flaunted without Consequence"

    …. President Trump has issued another executive order calling for a moratorium for the US becoming a party to any new human rights treaties. That order is especially scathing about the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which he views as clear examples of over-reaching…

    Verfassungsblog- 39 Leser -
  • Toward Hominid and Other Humanoid Rights: Are We Witnessing a Legal Revolution?

    … revolutionary proportions. For the first time in legal history, a court explicitly declared an animal other than human a legal person who possesses inherent fundamental rights. This judgment marks a radical breach with the deeply entrenched legal tradition of categorizing animals as rightless things (the person’s antithesis), and demonstrates…

    Verfassungsblog- 58 Leser -
  • Human Rights Day – Stand Up For Someone’s Rights

    … Next week is Human Rights Day. It is observed every year on December 10. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Here’s from the United Nations’s website: “This year, Human Rights Day calls on everyone to stand up for someone’s rights! Many of us…

    Peter Bert/ Dispute Resolution Germany- 36 Leser -
  • Today Is Human Rights Day: Write For Rights!

    … Today is Human Rights Day. On December 10, 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. amnesty international’s traditional campaign “Write for Rights” commemorates Human Rights Day. It would be great if you could take some time to look at amnesty’s website and find out about the people…

    Peter Bert/ Dispute Resolution Germany- 31 Leser -
  • The Universal Declaration of the Rights of Humankind: Big Words, Small Effect

    … refers to the demands of the „human family“ and to the „principle of intragenerational and intergenerational responsibility“. This particular semantics apparently taps into the language of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), and it does so for a very specific task: that of ensuring the transmission of humankind’s common heritage…

    Verfassungsblog- 29 Leser -
  • Human Rights Day 2014 – Write For Rights

    … Tomorrow is Human Rights Day. On December 10, 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. “Write a letter, change a life” , amnesty international’s traditional campaign commemorates Human Rights Day. It would be great if you could take some time to look at their website and find out about the 12…

    Peter Bert/ Dispute Resolution Germany- 18 Leser -

  • Human rights and climate change: a fresh perspective

    …● By Karen Elizabeth McNamara ● Climate change has been considered under many lenses – economic, geopolitical, diplomatic and developmental. However, human rights are rarely considered. Instead, they are a peripheral concern for the diplomats, researchers and policy-makers working in the climate change field. This is a major oversight. Last month…

    LEXEGESE- 5 Leser -
  • Threats to press freedom, old and new

    … Energize, Polarize, Mobilize! Human Rights, Participation, Activism, Internet is the title of an international conference taking place in Berlin today, followed by two days of workshops tomorrow and on Sunday. The idea behind it: The spread of digital technologies has given new opportunities to activists around the world. At the same time… 27 Leser -
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