412. YOUNG PEOPLE MUST OCCUPY THEIR RIGHTFUL PLACE IN HUMAN RIGHTS DECISION-MAKING. THEY HAVE TO PROGRESSIVELY TAKE THE HELM OF THE SHIP. »

Human rights: Food for a youth-reminding thought

Human Rights Reader 412

The future will ultimately either go in the direction of the youth’s Read more…

413 HEALTH CARE FOR THOSE RENDERED POOR OFTEN ENDS UP BEING POOR HEALTH CARE, SO THAT THE MORE WE TARGET BENEFITS AT THEM ONLY … THE LESS LIKELY WE ARE TO REDUCE POVERTY AND INEQUALITY. (Amrtya Sen) »

Human rights: Food for a thought to be fought-for

Human Rights Reader 413

We can safely say that, in the case of Read more…

414 THE GREATEST PUNISHMENT FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT INTERESTED IN POLITICS IS THAT THEY ARE GOVERNED BY PEOPLE WHO ARE. (Arnold Toynbee) »

Human rights: Food for a punishing thought

Human Rights Reader 414

Politics without value-grounded ideas stimulates corruption (Revista Primera Piedra)

1. In its Read more…

415 INEQUALITY HAS BEEN A CHOICE. GLOBALIZATION THRIVES ON EXISTING INEQUALITIES. (Joseph Stiglitz) »

Human rights: Food for a not-by-chance thought

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-Bernie Sanders put it best: “We not only have massive wealth and Read more…

416 HEALTH-RIGHTS AND JUSTICE-IN-GLOBAL-HEALTH HAVE A UNITY OF PURPOSE: TO GUARANTEE HEALTH OPPORTUNITIES AND OUTCOMES FOR MARGINALIZED POPULATIONS. »

Human rights: Food for an often-ignored thought

Human Rights Reader 416

Most governments ignore their human rights obligations in health

Currently, governments perceive Read more…

417 POVERTY REDUCTION AS A GOAL SOUNDS LOVELY, BUT THIS FAIRY TALE VISION OF DEVELOPMENT AND OF HUMAN RIGHTS BETRAYS A SERIOUS MISUNDERSTANDING OF POVERTY. (J. Hickel) »

Human rights: Food for a misunderstood thought

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-An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most Read more…

418 IN A WORLD DOMINATED BY MARKETS, WHERE RESOURCES FLOW TOWARD POWER INSTEAD OF NEED, WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF WE REALLY CARED MORE ABOUT HUNGER AND MALNUTRITION FROM A RIGHT TO NUTRITION PERSPECTIVE? (Brooke Aksnes) »

Human Rights: Food for a narrowly focused thought

Human Rights Reader 418

The current malnutrition problem around the world is not its double Read more…

419. FOR THOSE OF US WHO ADVOCATE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IT IS NOT ABOUT JUST TO CONVINCE OTHERS, BUT TO RECOMMIT OURSELVES. (Ken Harvey) »

-Human rights activists cry out, not just to rescue others from their oppression, but to preserve what is left of their own dignity. Read more…

420. RELIGIONS HAVE A STRONG POWER ON POLITICS, ON SOCIETY AND ON HUMAN RIGHTS: THEY SHAPE WORLD VIEWS, WAYS OF LIFE AND THE TYPE OF SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT OF MANY PEOPLE AROUND THE GLOBE. (N. Farouq) »

Religion and Science

1. Insofar as religion makes claims in the area of science –which it does, because it talks about creation, about Read more…

421. THE VIEW FROM ORTHODOXY: POINT/COUNTERPOINT ON GLOBALIZATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS. »

[Excerpted from F&D, the IMF quarterly publication, 53:4, December 2016 (with human rights issues added)].

Setting the stage

1. The two decades following Read more…