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Part 1 Delimitation of the Problem, Two The Social Setting of Human Rights: The Process of Deprivation and Nonfulfillment of Values

From: Human Rights and World Public Order: The Basic Policies of an International Law of Human Dignity (2nd Edition)

Myres S. McDougal, Harold D. Lasswell, Lung-chu Chen

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 September 2021

Right to non-discrimination — Economic, social, and cultural rights — Human rights remedies

This chapter proposes a map of comprehensive world social process which affects not only degrees in the achievement of human rights, but also the kinds of claims that are made to authoritative decision for redress of deprivations and nonfulfillments. This world social process expands the generalized image of “man” striving to maximize “values” by applying “institutions” to “resources,” and includes a number of distinguishable, but interrelated, features. The chapter discusses these features in greater detail, namely: participants, perspectives, situations, base values, strategies and outcomes. The chapter highlights the continuous flow of deprivations and nonfulfillments in the shaping and sharing of values which characterizes both the internal social processes of different particular communities and the more comprehensive social process of the larger global community. It also considers human rights dimensions and policies at stake in all social interaction and in all authoritative decision by which such interaction is regulated.

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