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Critical Analysis of the Modern Theory of Human Rights: Lack of A Coherent Theoretical Framework

Critical Analysis of the Modern Theory of Human Rights:  Lack of A Coherent Theoretical Framework

DRT 011. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (henceforth UDHR) is both a point of arrival and a point of departure regarding our contemporary understanding of human rights. As a point of arrival, the UDHR is the result of an attempt to collate the “wisdom of the ages,” in order to find the best way to ensure the protection of the rights of all—especially after the atrocities committed during the two world wars.

The course plan:

  1. Achievement and Failures of the Modern Theory of Human Rights
  2. Consequences of a Lack of Theoretical Framework
  3. The Need for a Theoretical Framework
  4. A Plausible Solution
  5. From Natural Law to Natural Rights
  6. Finnis' Contribution to the Justification of the Theory and Praxis of Human Rights vis-à-vis the Catholic Church's theoretical framework

Crédits ECTS: 3
Professeur : Fr. Leobardo (Leo) Almazán, O. P.