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What Are Human Rights? (20): Universal Rights

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culture / human rights and international law / law / what are human rights

A few more words on the universality of human rights (following up from here). Legally, human rights are universal norms and rules. Almost all countries in the world have accepted international treaties that translate human rights into law, or have accepted membership of international institutions which proclaim to respect human rights or work towards the realization of human rights (such as the UN). (There’s an overview of the acceptance of the two major human rights treaties […]

Religion and Human Rights (2): God is Alive and Kicking… Mostly Kicking

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This is a post on the logic of religious terrorism.Those who listen to the daily news, and that’s about all of us, know it very well: God is not dead, whether you like it or not. Many of the major news stories are about religious conflict: Islamic terrorism, Muhammad cartoons, the Pope insulting other religions… It seems that God is directing world affairs, or at least the God in the minds of the numerous religiously […]