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ISSN: 1734-9923     eISSN: 2300-7621    OAI    DOI: 10.18276/aie.2023.61-02

Lista wydań / 61 (2023)
Between Globalization of Human Rights and Territorial Protection of Civil One

Autorzy: Rafał Wonicki ORCID
Uniwersytet Warszawski
Słowa kluczowe: globalizacja prawa człowieka prawa obywatela granica przestrzeń Arendt
Rok wydania:2023
Liczba stron:23 (27-49)
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The main aim of the article is to show that axiological and anthropological dimensions of human rights in the globalized world do not fit together. Such tension – between universally understood human rights and territorially perceived citizens’ rights – is unavoidable. By making the term “human” strictly biological people are being perceived not as members of a particular community but as members of the species. In the political paradigm these collectivities are distinguished by political rules, in the biological paradigm they are perceived as natural. In this situation, from political perspective the life of the others (non-citizens) in effect ceases to be treated as a human life or as a life associated with any ethical requirements, because the normative dimension that metaphysics, religion or politics give to the notion of being human has been excluded. Hence, human rights cannot be enforced with the same effectiveness as the laws enforced in the area of state jurisdiction. They constitute an ethical norm by which the international community judges a given procedure, rather than an enforceable legal norm. In order to justify my reasoning, I will refer to the two philosophically important categories - space and border – that play an important role in understanding the processes of globalization that affect the legitimation and enforcement of human rights.
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