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
- 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.