Human Rights

Human Rights form the basis of the fundamental principles of liberty

They are of paramount importance in promoting a peaceful and free society.

Why are human rights important?

Respecting human rights is crucial to having a free, peaceful and prosperous society. In order to achieve this, it is necessary to value individual rights in many key areas.

Firstly, the right to be spared from the initiation of violence is of paramount importance, as is the right to self-defense when the former right of non-violence has not been respected. All other rights derive from this principle.

Upholding property rights is another cornerstone of a free society, where people can prosper in security. Knowing that forcible dispossession of property is unlikely, incentivizes labor for material gains and allows for economic growth and innovation. Voluntary transactions between individuals should not be arbitrarily impeded in any way.

People accused of a crime should not be arbitrarily detained without due process. Individuals have the right to be considered innocent until they are proven guilty in a fair trial.

Why are human rights important?

Respecting human rights is crucial to having a free, peaceful and prosperous society. In order to achieve this, it is necessary to value individual rights in many key areas.

Firstly, the right to be spared from the initiation of violence is of paramount importance, as is the right to self-defense when the former right of non-violence has not been respected. All other rights derive from this principle.

Where Do Rights Come From?

Professor Aeon Skoble claims that there are several types of rights that come from various sources.

Moral rights are the most controversial, with disagreements about their origin. Fortunately, despite these differences of opinion amongst classical liberals, the various theories of rights are similar in practice.

Professor Aeon Skoble claims that there are several types of rights that come from various sources.

Moral rights are the most controversial, with disagreements about their origin. Fortunately, despite these differences of opinion amongst classical liberals, the various theories of rights are similar in practice.

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