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9 The General Framework of Human Rights

From: Human Rights: Between Idealism and Realism, Third Edition

Christian Tomuschat

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 January 2022

Subject(s):
Democracy — Right to liberty and security of person — Economic, social, and cultural rights — Good offices — Terrorism
It is the recognition that human rights do not stand alone, but are inextricably bound up with the societal environment in which they are designed to operate, which explains why in recent years the focus has been progressively shifted to those external factors which condition the success or the failure of government according to human rights. A short glance at those factors appears therefore necessary as a complement to the specific human rights mechanisms. Democracy may not be a panacea to cure all ills, but it has its origins in the political rights of the...
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