A Unit 7: Contents

Human Dignity in Practice:
Duties and Rights

7.1            INTRODUCTION: LANGUAGE AND EXPERIENCE

7.1.1            Human dignity

7.1.2            Duties and rights: some basics

7.1.3            ‘Benefit rights’ and ‘freedom rights’

7.1.4            Your study so far and your experience

7.1.5            How the language works

7.2            CST ON HUMAN DIGNITY, RIGHTS AND DUTIES

7.2.1            CST on human dignity

7.2.2            Historical context: the emergence of ‘human rights’

7.2.3            The ‘Catholic human rights revolution’

7.2.4            CST on rights and duties: the documents

7.2.5            Questions for discussion half way through unit

7.2.6            The human right to religious freedom

7.3            REVIEW, ASSESSMENT AND ACTION

7.3.1            Summary of CST on rights and duties

7.3.2            Objections to human rights discourse, 1: It’s selfish

7.3.3            Objection 2: Human rights language is individualistic

7.3.4            Objection 3: ‘Rights inflation’

7.3.5            Objection 4: Don’t human rights conflict?

7.3.6            Taking action against human rights abuses

7.3.7            Review and discussion of Unit 7

7.4            COMMENTS ON UNIT 7

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