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Human Rights: Conceptual Confusion and Political Exploitation

P. Kondylis

Journal ArticleTelos2014(166)161-165(2014)

Human rights do not exist. To be more precise, in the year 1998 human rights do not exist and no one can know if they will exist in the future. This ascertainment is inescapable if we wish to strictly define the concept of “right” and “human right” without taking into consideration political-ideological expediencies. A “right” is not something that exists merely as a phantom in the minds of philosophers or that flourishes on the lips of propagandists. The very essence of a right entails by definition that it can be demanded and imposed, and a “human right” can only be one that is enjoyed by all humans purely and simply because they are humans, i.e., without the mediation of ruling authorities and collective subjects (e.g., nations and states), which, from a conceptual and physical viewpoint, are narrower than humanity as a whole.

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