The Nexus between Human Security and Human Rights: Some Wayside Remarks
(2018) Journalofcmsd Vol 2(2)
11 Pages Posted: 15 Aug 2018
Date Written: July 31, 2018
The first part of this paper explores the definitions and scope of dimensions of human rights and human security. It identifies the problematic aspects of each definition and embraces a more nuanced conception which locates both human security and human rights within the doctrines of equality, dignity and freedom. The second part of this paper explores how in the face of strong opposition from critics, the human security doctrine can be used to promote and enhance the realization of socio-economic rights. This part also examines the interrelationship between civil rights and human security and concludes by exploring how the latter can contribute to the realization of the former. The paper further explores the different ways in which the doctrine of Responsibility to Protect has evolved along the lines of human security and what contribution the language of rights can make to its foundation. It concludes by making a case for the development of a program that integrates human rights and human security.
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