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TalkPolitics February 2nd, 2014 8:54pm

Is it ever okay to violate human rights? If so, when would it be acceptable?

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02/02/14 2:36 pm

What specifically are considered human rights?

jvc1133 61535
02/02/14 2:32 pm

Who gives humans rights?

Arkansas123 Neoconservative
02/02/14 2:29 pm

Yes, but it depends which rights we're talking about. Generally, a right imposes an obligation on others.

Arkansas123 Neoconservative
02/02/14 2:31 pm

Freedom of travel, for example, imposes an obligation on me not to keep a person in a certain place against his will. If he is carrying a deadly contagion, though, my holding him would be justified even though he has done nothing wrong.

swervin Maryland
02/02/14 2:19 pm

If a person commits murder they give up their right to life. They used up theirs when they decided to take someone else's right to life.

sojourner present
02/02/14 2:23 pm

But would you define this as a violation?

swervin Maryland
02/02/14 2:27 pm

I think so. What would you consider it?

beanD California
02/02/14 2:05 pm

Right to liberty should be taken away, at least temporarily, if you are breaking the rights of others.

fredd TrumpLand
02/02/14 2:48 pm

Spot on.

DeusOrbus Stay Positive
02/02/14 1:59 pm

One has a right to life, this can be forfeited if a person is an immediate threat to others.

sojourner present
02/02/14 2:22 pm

Is this a violation though? It seems somehow different though I'm having trouble articulating it.

DeusOrbus Stay Positive
02/02/14 2:28 pm

Well if everyone has a right to life than it is violated when they are killed. So I would say yes.