Human Rights

A Discussion Paper published by:

The WORKERS PARTY
P.O. Box 685
Darlinghurst
N.S.W. 2010

[1975]

HUMAN RIGHTS

The most fundamental ethical issue at this time, or at any other time, is the issue of “human rights”. The most important conflicts in history, great revolutions against tyrants, civil wars and world wars, have been fought in the name of “human rights”. And the battles still continue. Today, students take over universities, and the poor demand a guaranteed annual income — also in the name of “human rights”. Such conflicts clearly do more to violate the rights of all than to further the cause of anyone. If ever man is to live in peace with his fellow and his self, it is imperative that the concept of human rights be precisely and rationally formulated. Continue reading Human Rights