Human Rights Theory

The Relevance of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

September 19, 2009

It is not sufficient to merely point out that the dichotomy between the two groups of rights (civil and political on the one hand and economic, social and cultural on the other) is based on a fallacy. In order to afford economic, social and cultural rights their proper place in the human rights field we […]

A False Dichotomy

September 17, 2009

There are a number of arguments which are used to define economic, social and cultural rights as a separate category of human rights and sometimes even deny them the status of genuine human rights. The most prominent of these arguments are based on the assumptions that economic, social and cultural rights have a historical origin […]

On the Universality and Indivisibility of Human Rights

September 16, 2009

A fundamental element of human rights norms affects the relationship between the state and the individual. The formulation of human rights norms is viewed as a necessary precondition to ensure that the state‚Äôs overwhelming power does not infringe upon the autonomy of the individual and therefore upon his or her dignity. Understood in this limited […]