Part 1 Delimitation of the Problem, Three Claims Made to Authority for the Protection of Human Rights
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 — Collective rights — Economic, social, and cultural rights — Human rights remedies — Claims
This chapter examines the various claims that many different participants in social process make to authoritative decision for the minimization of deprivations and nonfulfillments and for the better securing and protection of their human rights. It first considers the different participants in world social process who make claims to established decision makers for the prescription and application of community policies in protecting human rights before discussing their perspectives. It then describes the specific types of claims that are made, which can be classified under three main headings: claims relating to the process of deprivation and nonfulfillment of values; claims relating to official demands for derogation under crisis conditions; and claims relating to the constitutive process of authoritative decision. These various claims relate to respect, power, enlightenment, well-being, wealth, skill, affection, rectitude, participation, perspectives, situations, base values, strategies, and outcomes.