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NCJ Number: 156762 Find in a Library
Title: Human Rights, Human Duties and Crime (From Annales Universitatis Scientiarum Budapestinensis de Rolando Eotvos Nominatae, Sectio Iuridica Tomus XXXIV, 1993, P 132-139, 1994)
Author(s): J Vigh
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Eotvos Lorand University
Budapest, Hungary
Sale Source: Eotvos Lorand University
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This analysis of human rights, duties, and crime focuses on which rights must be realistically, rationally considered as human rights and argues that people have only the rights that are acknowledged and guaranteed to them by the country or community in which they live.
Abstract: Mediation proceedings demonstrate that people often consider their rights rather than their duties; perpetrators often do not think of the victim and instead think only of how to satisfy their own demands, even in a wrongful way. It is also clear that public security and order are part of the standard of living and that the right to security and order should be included in the essential human rights. In addition, a declaration of basic human duties would make people realize that individuals, communities, and the government are responsible to each other and that the enforcement of rights can only occur if everyone fulfills their duties at every level. Among recommended duties are that nobody is allow to limit other people's rights, each individual must take care of their children and parents in need, everyone must aid others affected by accidents and disasters, and individuals must observe political and moral norms as well as legal rights. 8 references
Main Term(s): World criminology
Index Term(s): Human rights; Public Attitudes/Opinion
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