What would a community of shared future for mankind look like in the area of human rights
December 22,2017   By:André van der Braak
Traditionally, human rights have primarily been conceived as ethical assertions about  the critical importance of certain values for individual human flourishing, based on the universal foundation of human dignity (the normative dimension of human rights). However, this paper has argued that it is also crucial to conceive human rights in terms of an emerging consensus generated by situated communities (the dialogical dimension of human rights). And finally (a theme that this paper has not covered), human rights should be conceived as an emancipatory politics that is built on persuasion (the political dimension of human rights). Only by such a multi-dimensional approach to human rights can we make progress in building a community of shared future for mankind.
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