Why We Have Human Rights Laws

Human rights, as we know them today, are thought to have originated from the West — especially from those who celebrate the influence of “Judeo-Christian values.” But similar philosophical principles can also be found in Confucian, Hindu, and Buddhist traditions.

The protection of human freedom and a sense of dignity can be traced as far back to Hammurabi’s Code in Babylon (approximately 1780 BCE). Although, human rights as we know them…

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Jakub Ferencik

Jakub Ferencik

Author of “Up in the Air” & “Beyond Reason” available on AMAZON | MA McGill Uni | Research assistant for EUROPEUM Prague | 500+ blog posts with 1+ mil. views