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What Are Human Rights? (20): Universal Rights

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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 […]