Part 2 The Clarification of General Community Policies, Five The Basic Policies of a Comprehensive Public Order of Human Dignity
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
- Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment — Right to non-discrimination — Economic, social, and cultural rights
This chapter proposes a comprehensive public order of human dignity and the basic policies that ought to accompany it. It first considers an observational standpoint that must be established in identification with the whole of humankind and with the explicit postulation of a comprehensive set of preferences about the shaping and sharing of all human dignity values. It then examines the perspectives of a comprehensive world public order, with emphasis on a rational clarification of community policies and preferences relating to respect, power, enlightenment, well-being, wealth, skill, affection, and rectitude. It also discusses the constitutive perspectives appropriate to a public order of human dignity, along with arenas, bases of power, strategies, and outcomes. Finally, it analyzes various conceptions of common interests in human rights of individuals relating to optimum public order as well as the conditions that affect the fulfillment or deprivation of human rights.