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The Neutrality of Human Rights

Fabrizio Sciacca
Università di Catania
Fabrizio Sciacca
Università di Catania
Open Panel

Abstract

In a world that is blinded rather than illuminated by the idea of globalisation, the discussion regarding human rights returns with a strong political impact. History could be recounted in many ways and the subject is so vast that it exposes itself to the risk of superfluous handling. I will proceed according to the following argumentations: (I) I will try to adopt a linguistic use of ‘human rights’ (‘the rights that everyone holds’); (II) I will make reference to the cultural consequences that arise in relation to the neutrality of the human rights, that is to say, in what way and for whom the rights are human; (III) I shall look if (and how) the international law presently is able to legally set up a tangible safeguarding of human rights and, therefore, an acceptable level of prevention of political injustices.