The Philosophyof Human Rights
RATIONALE OF HUMAN RIGHTS“All human beings are equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience an...
“ …Everyone is entitled to all the rights and  freedoms set forth in this declaration,  without distinction of any kind, s...
Scope of Human Rights• Civil and Political Rights• Social, economic and cultural  rights• Basic rights
• The congress shall give priority to the  enactment of measures that protect  and enhance the right of all people Constit...
Origins of the inequality of man• Hobbes – “a man is wolf to man”• Social darwinist – “ survival of the fittest”• Rousseau...
History of Human RightsFrench Declaration of  Human Rights in        1789             The American             Declaration...
SEXUAL RIGHTS• Right to sexual freedom• Right to sexual privacy• Right to free and responsible reproductive  choices• Righ...
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  1. 1. The Philosophyof Human Rights
  2. 2. RATIONALE OF HUMAN RIGHTS“All human beings are equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood…
  3. 3. “ …Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, or other status” (Art. 1 and 2)--Universal declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations
  4. 4. Scope of Human Rights• Civil and Political Rights• Social, economic and cultural rights• Basic rights
  5. 5. • The congress shall give priority to the enactment of measures that protect and enhance the right of all people Constitutional provisions to human dignity, reduce social, economic inequalities, removeto on Filipino’s rights cultural inequalities by equitably equality power diffusing wealth and political for the common good (section 1, Article 13)
  6. 6. Origins of the inequality of man• Hobbes – “a man is wolf to man”• Social darwinist – “ survival of the fittest”• Rousseau – “ labor came as a means for the realization of man’s perfection”• Marxist concept – “ private property is the main cause of social inequality”
  7. 7. History of Human RightsFrench Declaration of Human Rights in 1789 The American Declaration of Independence 1776 The English Bill of rights The Habeas Corpus act of 1679 English Petition Rights of 1628 English Magna Carta of 1215
  8. 8. SEXUAL RIGHTS• Right to sexual freedom• Right to sexual privacy• Right to free and responsible reproductive choices• Right to sexual information based on scientific inquiry• Right to comprehensive sexuality education• Right to sexual health care

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