T18 – People Not Peoples

The focus of human rights is inevitably the person not the people to whom they belong Continue reading

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T17 – Liberty – A Dangerous Ally Of Human Rights – Responses

I unlocked quite a groundswell of hostility to libertarianism. Federico Burlon was first off.  I liked his references to Latin America and also many of his phrases (‘Libertarianism seeks to preserve the status quo to the detriment of the dispossessed’). Continue reading

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T17 – Liberty – A Dangerous Ally Of Human Rights

Human rights are about achieveing freedom for all, not protecting it for the few. Continue reading

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T16 – Do Trees Have Rights – Responses

Must environmental rights be human-centred? This emerged as perhaps the key issue for most of you. Continue reading

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T15 – Beware Speciesism – Responses

Guest Writer: Dr Alasdair Cochrane (LSE)

In this fascinating set of responses to my guest post on the relationship between sentient animals and human rights, three key issues have emerged: the nature of sentience, the question of which rights different animals are owed, and the possible problems of conflating animal rights with human rights. Continue reading

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T16 – Do Trees Have Rights?

What can human rights activists do about our environmental catastrophe? Continue reading

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