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Single Idea 20988

[catalogued under 25. Society / C. Social Justice / 4. Legal Rights / a. Basis of rights]

Full Idea

The human right of a person not to be tortured or subjected to terrorist attacks is affirmed independently of the country of which this person is a citizen.

Gist of Idea

Freedom from torture or terrorist attacks is independent of citizenship


Amartya Sen (The Idea of Justice [2009], 06 'Exclusionary')

A Reaction

If rights can only be enshrined in a legal system, then I presume all systems of legal rights should ensure rights like these, irrespective of theirs nation. A universal charter of rights for tourists and alien residents?

Book Reference

Sen, Amartya: 'The Idea of Justice' [Penguin 2010], p.144