Gastbeitrag Euractiv

Zum 75. Jahrestag der Allgemeinen Menschenrechtskonvention stelle ich mir in meinem Gastbeitrag für Euractiv die Frage ob die Menschenrechtskonvention fit für die Zukunft ist.

„When will we learn that the right to a decent live is indivisible? That there will be no civil liberties without an appropriate education for our children and without a safe environment for them to grow up in? And that there will be no lasting social and economic progress without the full right of civil participation?

We cannot treat Human Rights like a menu in a restaurant and pick and choose what we like. There is no hierarchy among Human Rights and equal focus should be placed on all such rights, be they civil, political, economic, social, cultural and environmental, individual or collective. All Human Rights matter.“